Emma Watson says that she always wanted a “beauty and the Beast” sequel and it is going to happen.

Disney has officially announced the development of another “Beauty and the Beast” film, which is likely to hit the global cinemas in 2020. The 27-year-old actress portrayed Bella in the live-action movie and is ready to play the same character. Speaking to Independent yesterday, Emma said that she is excited because “Beauty and the Beast 2” is in pre-production. In addition to Watson, the film features Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.

The project grossed over $1 billion at the box office, so it was obvious that the studio would develop another film.

Besides “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney is developing a “Jungle Book” sequel, “Frozen 2,” “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” and “Mulan.” The studio reveals that all of its mega-budget films will hit the theaters in next four to five years, including “Beauty and the Beast 2.”

Emma Watson as an actress

Sadly, Emma’s latest movie, “The Circle,” has not done good business at the box office. It is a critical and commercial failure, but the lady has not left the hope. Born in 1990, Watson is a famous British-American model, activist, and actress. She rose to prominence after the success of the “Harry Potter” film series, where she played a high school girl. Her other notable works are “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Ballet Shoes,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Bling Ring,” “This is the End,” “Noah,” “Regression,” and “Colonia.”

In “Beauty and the Beast,” Emma played Bella and won the hearts of global audiences in no time.

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She said in a recent interview that she splits her time between continuing her education and working on film projects. She is currently studying English Literature at Brown University and earned a bachelor’s degree from Worcester College, Oxford.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

“Beauty and the Beast” is one of the most successful and highest-grossing films of the year. It is directed and co-produced by Bill Condon and scripted by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky. It is a joint project of Mandeville Films and Walt Disney Pictures, based on a 1991 film of the same name. Principal photography began in Surrey, England in May 2015, and concluded in August 2016. According to Emma, the new film will be shot at Spencer House in London, New York City, and Georgia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson was paid $15 million upfront for this project, and there’s no information about what she will be paid for “Beauty and the Beast 2.”