Disney’s upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast is poised to be one of the biggest films of the year. When the first trailer dropped in November 2016, it set a new record with 127.6 million views in the first 24 hours. The soundtrack, which features Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the famous theme, as well as the return of Celine Dion with an original new song, is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Star Emma Watson has promised that the remake will display a more feminist version of Belle.
So, what could go wrong? How about replacing one of the romantic leads with He Who Must Not Be Named. No, not Trump, the other guy.
Sketch comedy YouTubers PistolShrimp have re-imagined what the upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast would look like if the Beast was played by Lord Voldermort. Turns out, he’s much scarier than the Beast, even when smiling. Actually, especially when smiling.
If you spent years watching all the Harry Potter films and thought, what would it look like if Hermione and Lord Voldermort fell in love? Now you have your answer. It’s weird. Hilariously, freakishly weird. Ah, romance.
The real Beauty and the Beast with the-in retrospect very handsome Beast-hits theatres on March 17. Here’s the actual trailer to cleanse your palate and hopefully help erase some of the nightmares.