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Is Disney Gearing Up for a Shared Movie Universe?

Last weekend, Disney proved that it doesn’t need Marvel or Star Wars to set the box office on fire, as Beauty and the Beast tore up more than a few records all by itself (and it’s far from finished). While we will apparently be spared from a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, a Disney Cinematic Universe isn’t out of the question. Today’s Nerdist News is storming Cinderella’s castle to get the details!

Join host and secret Disney Princess, Jessica Chobot, as she ventures into the golden age of Disney live-action remakes. We’ve got to admit, the Mouse has a pretty good track recent track record after Maleficent, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and now Beauty and the Beast have become blockbusters. And while the upcoming remakes of The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and even Dumbo have big potential, not even Disney can survive on remakes forever.

But what could possibly come next? Sean Bailey—the man in charge of Disney’s live-action films—told Deadline that none of the remakes will get direct sequels, but spinoffs and prequels may be on the table. But we were much more intrigued by this comment: “Marvel has Iron Man, Captain America and Thor; we have Cinderella, Snow White, and Belle. Pairing those characters with great live-action talent and technology, something that Walt always aspired to, with technology that has moved so far forward, just seemed a smart way to go.”

That’s far from confirmation of a shared Disney universe, but it’s not a bad idea to bring the various Disney Princesses together for a movie. If they’re really Disney’s equivalent of Marvel’s Avengers, then that may be worth exploring. The Kingdom Hearts video game series has gotten a lot of mileage out of bringing the various Disney characters together in unexpected ways. Of course, a Disney Princesses movie would have to focus on the heroines themselves, but we’re excited about the possibilities. Could we even get Amy Adams’ Giselle back as the leader of the princesses? Now we really want to see it!

What do you think about the potential Disney Cinematic Universe? Unleash a spoonful of sugar in the comment section below!

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