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‘Cruella 2’ sequel in the works

‘Cruella 2’ sequel in the works

Screenshot from trailer

A part two is reportedly already in development at Disney

Disney’s live-action Cruella film is getting a sequel and is already in early development, according to US media.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel would most likely be helmed again by original director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara. Emma Stone, who starred as the famous Disney villainess Cruella de Vil, isn’t confirmed for the sequel yet.

The news comes just a week after the film’s simultaneous theatrical and Disney+ release on May 28. The critically-acclaimed film, which also stars Emma Thompson, has earned over $48.5 million globally.

Cruella is the 1970s origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, where a chance encounter in London with celebrated couture designer The Baroness (Thompson) sends fashion-obsessed orphan Estella (Stone) over the edge and turns her into the famously monochromed menace.

Other Disney live-action reboots have also spurred sequels following their box office success, like Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, The Lion King, and Aladdin. In the pipeline are other live-action adaptations of classic Disney films, such as PinocchioPeter Pan & Wendy and The Little Mermaid. – Rappler.com