Disney Is Planning A Sequel For Cruella

by Helvine Achieng
June 8, 2021

The movie starring Emma Stone and Dame Emma Thompson has just been released, and Disney executives are so happy with its commercial and critical reception that they are starting to plan a follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter. 'Cruella' director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara are expected to return for the sequel to the film, which stars Stone as ‘101 Dalmatians villainess' Cruella de Vil.

"We are very pleased with Cruella's box office success, in conjunction with its strong Disney+ Premier Access performance to date. The film has been incredibly well received by audiences around the world, with a 97 per cent Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes in addition to A's in every demographic from CinemaScore on opening weekend, ranking it among the most popular of our live-action reimaginings. We look forward to a long run as audiences continue to enjoy this fantastic film."

News of the Cruella sequel comes after Gillespie revealed he feels there is potential for more 'Cruella' films.

"I feel like we've only just met her. I'd love to see the full-blown Cruella, fully loaded now. She's managed to get the support system around her, and she can expand on her brand.

"I'd love to see where that takes her and how you could almost destroy her from inside out if she's not careful with all that power," stated Craig.

"If it was with this gang. It was such a joy to work with everybody, and Tony (McNamara) writing it, and Disney was so supportive. They really fostered a feeling of safety where we could just really go for it without the repercussions.

"We all were pushing it all the time and thinking, 'I don't know if Disney's gonna be OK with this', but they would always call and be okay."