The first teaser trailer of Disney’s live-action prequel “Cruella” is finally out. The movie will be released theatrically on 28th May this year.
“Cruella” takes place in London during the late 1970s and stars Hollywood’s beloved “La La Land” actress Emma Stone as the infamous villain herself. The movie essentially follows the character’s progression as a young grifter named Estella who then becomes a fashionable and wicked villain. Estella is described as a smart and innovative girl “determined to make a name for herself with her designs”.
As for the synopsis of “Cruella”, it follows Estella arriving in London to make a name for herself as a designer. She eventually befriends two young thieves, Jasper Badun (played by Joel Fry) and Horace Badun (played by Paul Walter Hauser) who appreciate her desire for mischief. Together, they manage to create a life for themselves on the streets of London.
However, Estella’s skill for fashion attracts the attention of a fashion icon, Baroness von Hellman (played by Emma Thompson), who is described as someone “who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute”. Both then build a relationship that will initiate a series of events and revelations with Estella finally embracing her villainous side. She then becomes “the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella”.
So as mentioned, Emma Thompson will be playing Baroness von Hellman, with Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser playing the Badun duo. Other cast members include Emily Beecham, Mark Strong, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and also Jamie Demetriou with Craig Gillespie who directed the film.
Ever since the teaser got released on social media, internet reactions towards Stone’s portrayal as Cruella were wild, with most comparing the actress to another particular character, the Joker. One of social media’s most buzzworthy fictional characters, netizens couldn’t help but compare the two together.
It began trending on Twitter with the keyword, “Disney’s Joker” just shortly after the release of the trailer.
A lot of people on Twitter have been making jokes and comments about Cruella’s transition to the Joker.
Some even compared Stone’s portrayal as Cruella to Harley Quinn.
Well, not necessarily everyone is thrilled with it.
“Cruella” was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the film being in the works for at least two years now. But fortunately, it’s finally coming soon to theatres on 28th May this year.
There is still the question of whether or not “Cruella” will make its way to Disney+.