The genesis tale of the renowned villain Cruella de Vil is told in Disney’s new film “Cruella.” Emma Stone plays the titular heroine, while Emma Thompson portrays her arch-enemy, fashion designer Baroness von Hellman. The cast of the film was asked by Variety’s senior culture and events editor Marc Malkin which other Disney villains they think should get a big-screen origin tale. Ursula, who will be played by Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming live-action rendition of “The Little Mermaid,” would be interesting to see in her own picture, according to Stone. “She’s an octopus, and you’d get to live in her world, which includes Ursula’s parents and what happened there.
The live-action version of Disney’s Cruella arrives in theaters this weekend, and there are two compelling reasons to see it, both of which are named Emma (Thompson and Stone portray the leads, respectively). The film serves as a backstory for the Cruella de Vil character, revealing how she came to be the dog-killing woman she is in the 101 Dalmatians films. However, the film left me with more questions than it did answers. “Wait, where does this story even go from here?” I wondered as I watched the concluding scenes. So I spent a lot of Googling and am here to assist you as well. IMDB