For the upcoming film, Emma Stone channels her inner punk goddess as a young Cruella De Vil who is out for revenge. However, it looks like the new trailer has sparked a major debate about Disney’s other villains and the justice they deserve. As well, DC fans are comparing Stone’s portrayal to a few other familiar faces.
All the way back in 2019, fans got their first look at Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil in the upcoming prequel film. However, instead of being dressed in fur, Stone’s Cruella is covered head to toe in leather, offering a new take on the classic villain. Cruella is slated to arrive on May 28, 2021. Alongside Stone, Cruella also stars Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry among others.
Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s Cruella. The film, also starring Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry, comes to theaters May 28, 2021. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/KqxJ0yMYQ3
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019
Then, on Wednesday, Disney unveiled a punk-inspired poster for Cruella which earned a lot of reactions from music fans. Now, the official trailer for the prequel is here and it looks like Emma Stone’s Cruella De Vil is out for revenge. In the upcoming film, Cruella is an angry, terrifying and incredibly fashionable young woman living in London in the ’80s during the punk rock revolution.
After befriending a pair of young thieves, the trio slowly builds a life for themselves on the streets of London. Eventually, Cruella’s eye for fashion catches the attention of Baroness von Hellman (Thompson). However, their relationship sets in motion various events that cause Cruella to embrace her wicked side and seek revenge on those who have wronged her.
Of course, the Cruella trailer has earned a slew of reactions this week. In particular, the resurrection of Cruella De Vil has sparked a major debate about the justice Disney’s other villains deserve. Mostly, fans are demanding that more villains take center stage for origin stories of their own especially Ursula who began trending on Thursday.
I love how the Disney villains getting a chance to share their stories
— BIG LATTE (@Dear_Tristan) February 17, 2021
Everyone is dunking on the new CRUELLA movie but honestly the pantheon of Disney villains whose origin stories I would watch is endless pic.twitter.com/R8U2hqCHwy
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 17, 2021
Am I the only one who doesn’t hate that Disney is giving their villains back stories?
I enjoyed Maleficent and the new Cruella trailer with Emma Stone looks super f*cking fun
Also there are 62 movies about the god damn joker, let me have this pic.twitter.com/8qrTDwpGFD
— Laura likes Star Wars 🦋 (@ShutUp_Laura) February 17, 2021
Honestly, I just want an Ursula prequel. I love her. Plus, you know she would be the BEST and most FUN villain.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 17, 2021
disney actively making us like the villains more with maleficent and cruella, maybe ursula’s next
— strawberry shortcake (@sleepydens) February 17, 2021
I DEFINITELY need Disney to do the origin story of Ursula. She’s by far my fave Disney villain and her story needs to be told!! https://t.co/TaVkTg0XrW
— TheRegularGirlReviews (aka Toni 🖤) (@TheRegularGirlT) February 17, 2021
Yes, what about Ursula? I have asking myself that question my whole life. https://t.co/9qlwO8hnSq
— Ursula Wolfe-Rocca (@LadyOfSardines) February 17, 2021
Suddenly I have an idea where Disney turns all its princesses and villains into a grand MCU-like live-action thing
I mean you have half an Avengers team with Elsa, Merida, Ariel, Rapunzel, Moana right there
Legion of Doom: Ursula, Cruella, Hades, Jafar, Gaston https://t.co/NQx5bl45vI
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) February 17, 2021
Cruella and Maleficent movies are great. But when are we getting our Ursula movie? pic.twitter.com/yZOzsq3vUF
— JushForLife (@jush_for_fun) February 17, 2021
WHY IS THIS GIVING ME A DC TAKE ON CRUELLA? SHES GIVING ME JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN VIBES 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/VS2Jt8myd5
— 💛 TAYLORDE’S VERSION💛 (@jpcleds13) February 17, 2021
cruella girlbossified joker (2019) https://t.co/b4V4YPDdbD
— sakura haruno defender 📌 check pinned (@thirdrobins) February 17, 2021
The two genders are Joker and Cruella. https://t.co/SJYAUxHX5Q
— Jack! (@ThisisJCGreen) February 17, 2021
Disney out here giving Cruella… Joker/Harley Quinn vibes & I’m here for it. pic.twitter.com/WGZhWsKarH
— Patrick Dougall (@PatrickADougall) February 17, 2021
Cruella really giving off Joker vibes
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) February 17, 2021
Emma Stone as Cruella.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
The crossover I never knew I needed. pic.twitter.com/OWbF8OwjLc
— Jay.. (@x_warinmymind) February 17, 2021
Cruella’s about to become Disney’s Joker https://t.co/LAbgG83LOB
— 🍒 Hater | COMMS CLOSED (@SA1NTCAKE) February 17, 2021
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