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'Cruella' Was So Successful That A Sequel Is Already In Development

The newest Disney film 'Cruella' starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson was such a huge success, that after few weeks of its release it has now been announced a sequel

By Ingrid Mateos

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Cruella (Disney)

Since the beginning, when 'Cruella' was announced and the amazing cast revealed where we got Emma Stone as the protagonist and Emma Thompson as the real villain behind, we already knew that it could go two ways, it could be extremely good, or it could be extremely bad.

The world may have been the safest place before Cruella arrived in the world but thank heavens, the movie was a complete box office success and now it has been announced that a sequel of the fur-loving villain is in early development. The director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara are expected to return, however, it has not been announced if Emma Stone is returning but, a story about Cruella without Cruella? In a personal opinion de only way they may change the actress is because they are doing a much older version, but we will have to wait.

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Cruella debuted on May 28 simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ under the streaming service’s Premier Access, making it available to purchase for $30. The film has earned $48.5 million globally. “We are very pleased with Cruella’s box office success, in conjunction with its strong Disney Plus Premier Access performance to date,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “The film has been incredibly well received by audiences around the world, with a 97% 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.”

In a recent interview with Collider, the director hinted that he was not ready to let Cruella go since there is more story to tell. “I feel like we've only just met her," the director said. "I'd love to now see the full-blown Cruella, fully loaded. She's managed to get the support system around her and she can really 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."

Even he hinted that a sequel may be possible only if the same people were on board. "It was such a joy to work with everybody, and Tony 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 okay with this,' but they would always call and be okay." 'Cruella' as you know, it's not the first live-action movie that Disney has done. It all started in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland, later in 2014 with Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent,  Cinderella in 2015 Beauty and the Beast in 2017, Aladdin and The Lion King both the same year 2019. We are also expecting other four live actions which are Pinocchio, Peter Pan & Wendy, and The Little Mermaid.

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