In 24 hours the teaser trailer for Disney’s life-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was viewed more times than any other in history.
The minute-and-a-half long video was watched 91.8 million times. Take that, Star Wars.
Like us, the world was desperate to squeeze out as many little tid-bits of information as possible and you know what? We still missed some.
1. That’s not the Disney castle.
No, a mid-Winter frost hasn’t fallen over sunny Florida. That’s not Disney’s Magic Kingdom castle. It’s actually the beast’s desolate residence and if you look closely, you might catch a glimpse (albeit a slightly blurry one) of his silhouette when the light flicks on in the top-most turret.
Hello Dan Stevens, glad you could make it. Source: Walt Disney Pictures
2. Lumière and Cogsworth.
While we only caught a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle, the film will feature an all-star cast including: Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, and Stanley Tucci.
Everyone's favourite inexplicably suave candle-stick and overgrown pocket watch, Lumière (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) will certainly feature heavily in the new adaptation and, if you listen carefully, they can be heard bickering in the background.
"Look! A girl!"
"I can see it's a girl, you fool!"
"What if she's the one?"