When the first film was released in 2017, all doubts were dispelled. Bill Condon, director of The beauty and the Beast, in his live-action version, he made it clear that he worked the figure of LeTont to make him the first gay character ever in Disney history. “Le Tont is a little chap who is inclined one day to want to be like Gaston, another to kiss him. He doesn’t know what he wants. He just knows he has these feelings, hence Josh Gad (character interpreter, ed) has been able to make the most of it. It’s great to be able to get a gay moment in a Disney movie», The director explained at the time, to whom Gad’s words echoed today.
Josh Gad, along with Luke Evans, has been announced as the co-star of a prequel series aimed at telling the story of Gaston and LeTont, the one the original cartoon never showed. And, pressed by journalists from Variety, he told the audience he was ready to be amazed. “We are asking ourselves a lot of important questions about these characters. I think we will come up with some incredible stories precisely because they are unexpected. I think that “Expect the unexpected“Is all I can tell you today. And not only in relation to Gaston and LeTont, but to a lot of characters who will be part of this series “, admitted Gad, whose prequel – today titled Little Town – should go into production in 2022.