Sorry, dog lovers, but one bad b*tch is coming to break your hearts. Emma Stone is now in production on Cruella, a live-action prequel to the 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmations. During D23, Disney unveiled the much-anticipated first look at Stone gone de Vil. And despite early naysayers, this look did not disappoint.
Here’s what Twitter users had to say about Disney’s latest villainess:
does anyone else look at the new cruella de vil picture and see what i see? pic.twitter.com/lqqDTKmw49— tipsy [gfm📌] (@queerpenix) August 25, 2019
ok well i guess i fancy emma stone as cruella de vil pic.twitter.com/s0jAZxi6E1— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) August 24, 2019
My love for Emma Stone now means that I’m going to probably form some new kind of kinks now she’s playing Cruella De Vil! pic.twitter.com/MqMW2RlItR— Marc (@marc_dude) August 25, 2019
me seeing how hot Emma Stone looks as Cruella De Vil pic.twitter.com/uC0HiVgkzi— julia (@poetrydyke) August 25, 2019
Just freaking myself out, thinking about if Cruella De Vil was young, and kinda twisted. And listened to The Clash— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) August 24, 2019
While there was plenty of praise, some say how very dare Stone think she can compare to Glenn Close’s diva de Vil from Disney’s 1996 live-action adaption.
Cruella de Vil over the years pic.twitter.com/ojRzsrojBY— DAILY CELEBZ (@beautifulcelebz) August 25, 2019
i got no beef with emma stone but she got no business being cruella de vil. please …glenn close’s cruella was my gay awakening and also the reason i’m a whore for female villains with no need or want for redemption— jos (@brieyara) August 25, 2019
i, for the first time in my life, have lost pic.twitter.com/VPDYYX8TJQ
As good as it'll be watching Emma Stone camp it up as Cruella de Vil let's not forget the superior live action remake of 101 Dalmatians already exists with Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and it's perfect pic.twitter.com/cPRVYtW8Oo— that idiot 🎥🏳️🌈 (@MichaelaBarton_) August 25, 2019
What are your thoughts on #EmmaStone playing #CruelladeVil? I like Stone and I know she can do an British accent but…. we already got a live-action 101D, and #GlennClose was perfect! Plus, I always imagined Cruella as an older woman pic.twitter.com/pvRdP897B6— Richard Houlihan (@RichHoulzy1991) August 25, 2019
I get the affection for Close’s campy Cruella, but Stone and company—which includes co-stars Joel Fry, Walter Hauser, and Pajiba 10 member Emma Thompson—have something very different in-store. Cruella will unveil the origin story of the villainess so bad she has her own theme song. However, it has a script penned in part by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Aline Brosh McKenna, and Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) at the helm. So we suspect this will be a more empathetic angle on this notorious dame, in the vein of 2014’s Maleficent. And that’s not all. According to Stone, who appeared via video to D23, “It’s 1970 and set in London, and it’s punk rock.”
What does “punk rock” mean when we’re talking Disney? We’ll find out when Cruella hits theaters May 28, 2021.
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