Luke Evans (aka Gaston) dropped some juicy hints about his “Beauty and the Beast” character and we are all ears

We’re still going mad over the many upcoming Disney films going live-action, and Beauty and the Beast is definitely at the top of our “must-see” list. In an interview with Empire Magazine, Emma Watson and Luke Evans shared a few deets about the movie, making us all that much more excited to see it!

ICYMI, Evans is set to play the film’s antagonist, Gaston, in the upcoming live-action remake. During the interview, the actor explained how his Disney character compared to others, and we are hanging on his every word.

Evans shared this awesome first look of his character Gaston and Emma Watson as Belle with fans.

According to Evans, fans will get to know the mean and nasty villain more than ever before. And unlike earlier depictions, Gaston’s hatefulness is turned up a notch in the 2017 debut.

While mesmerizing on the outside, Gaston’s hatefulness is overflowing within, and not being able to win over Belle just adds gas to his budding flame.

"He gets as dark as any Disney character could possibly get," says Evans of his dynamic character. "This is a man who, for the first time in his life, hasn't got what he wanted."

Oh, what a handsome jerk, he is!

The live-action Beauty and the Beast is expected to hit theaters on March 17, 2017. And in the meantime, we’ll keep a look out for any other sneak peeks to share!