Within just a couple of weeks since Cruella's release, Disney is all set to start developing a sequel to the well received movie.
Disney’s Cruella has just entered its second weekend and reports of the studio planning a sequel to the Emma Stone starrer have already started doing the rounds. If a report on The Hollywood Reporter is to be believed, the makers have initiated the process of development for a sequel to Cruella. Cruella director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Tony McNamara are expected to make a comeback for the sequel that showcases Stone as a wholesome One Hundred and One Dalmatians villainess Cruella de Vil.
It’s still unclear whether actor Emma Stone will also reprise her role as the wicked, cruel, fur-loving villain and it’s also unclear how a sequel would work out without her.
Cruella, the live-action prequel to the animated Disney feature One Hundred and One Dalmatians, premiered on May 28 simultaneously in theatres and Disney Plus making it available at an additional $30 purchase through the streaming platform's Premiere Access option. To date, the film has raked in $32.4 million domestically and $48.5 million worldwide. The movie also received positive reviews for its 1970s punk rock aesthetic.
Disney characterizes the film’s Disney Plus performance as strong. “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. “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,” added the spokesperson.
However, the studio has declined to release any public audience data.