When it’s right, it’s right: Disney’s Cruella has already been confirmed for a sequel. And, simply put, Walt Disney really said, ‘fashionista girlbosses stay winning’, with this one.
The live-action origins story of the infamous 101 Dalmatians villain and fashion designer Cruella de Vil, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, may have only debuted last Thursday, but, according to The Hollywood Reporter, we’re already getting a part two. So, uh, Cruella 2: Two Times The Coats when?
According to the report, Walt Disney Studios is in talks to develop a sequel with Cruella director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara (yesss). And, of course, our ultimate Disney long-ass train dress made of trash queen Emma Stone will reprise her iconically camp and cunning role (Alexander McQueen whomst???).
“We are very pleased with Cruella’s box office success, in conjunction with its strong Disney+ Premier Access performance to date,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
*Spoiler alert for the ending to Cruella*
For those that have seen Cruella, you may have noticed when watching that the film depicts a bit of a different side of the beloved Disney villain. Namely: she doesn’t end up skinning the Baroness’ three dalmatians to make a coat, she seems to still have a soul and heart.
Honestly, I had a hunch we’d be getting a sequel after watching the film—not just because it was that good of a flick but because the Cruella we see at the end of the film is not the same Cruella we see Glenn Close portray in the 1996 live-action film or in the original animated film series. Assumedly, this new sequel will explore her descent to madness and desire for camp furry couture at all costs.
In the meantime, I’ll be here, thinking about this batshit review of the film, psychoanalysing each and every one of Cruella’s designs and seeing how I can incorporate her avant-garde luxury fashion aesthetic into my day-to-day el-cheapo street style.
Cruella is currently airing in theatres across the country and available to stream on Disney+.