People bitch either way, I think right now its safer to assume that they'd want to go down the safer route of making it as close to the original to avoid fan backlash.
No will be able to be Gaston. Gaston is love, Gaston is life itself.
We don't know if it is going to be beat to beat the same movie, because then it'd be pointless watching it other than for the visuals. XD
I love Emma and I love Belle, I'm just not sure about Emma Watson as Belle though... Not liking her in the trailer.
Yes another one.
Disney is in the business of making money, in order to make such money they have to spend hundreds of millions into it first. Remakes/adaptations/reboots are just a safer route to invest money and time in. Just look at the state of rest of the mainstream Hollywood films and Video aaa game industry. People always strive for change, but when it really comes down to it they can't rake in the money needed for it to make enough of an impact. In the end the industries all fall back to what they know is safe.
And please don't use terms like "raping my childhood" and "ruining my childhood memories". They're a disgusting not because they're politically incorrect but in no way should these ruin ourlives. #FirstWorldProblems.
edit: Disney does still have new property, but they're mostly around animated features now. A big part of why they're still invested in that is the merch they can get out of them, films aside from their Star Wars franchise can't come anything close to that.
The whole movie industry is very stale and slow at the moment. The only really thing that are really worth watching are all these super big budgets comicbook adaptation properties.
Want something cohesive or different we're stuck with indies or alt films, tv like private cable and streaming services is probably another place to look at if we want something original. Because they aren't as concerned at times with pleasing the masses and don't rely too much on men in suits effect.
Gaston is life, Gaston is love itself. They will never, I repeat NEVER find a huuman to play my Gaston.