Lock up your dogs, Cruella is back for more

Academy Award winner Emma Stone will reprise her role as Cruella DeVille

Emma Stone
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Emma Stone will be back for more flamboyant fashions and dastardly deeds, officially closing a deal to star in the upcoming Cruella 2.

The first movie was a big hit and had a preview screening for NHS workers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where Stone told Prince William and Kate Middleton about a dangerous motorbike incident at Buckingham Palace.

The Palace might be on extra high alert after news of this sequel, then…

Cruella was a prequel film, starring Emma Stone as the titular character, following the early beginnings of the character before she became the villain from the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians.

Stone both starred in and acted as executive producer for the film, which is the third live-action adaptation of the property, following two turns by Glenn Close as the Disney villain.

The movie has earned more than $85 million domestically and $220 million in global box office.

The movie was one of Disney’s megahits that trialled a simultaneous home and cinema release, with people able to rent the movie through the Disney+ streaming service.

Disney are currently being sued by Scarlett Johansson for this model, after her Marvel movie, Black Widow, received a similar dual release.

Her lawsuit alleges that ‘Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.’

It’s thought that revenue generated from home rentals don’t go towards the box office takings, and this would therefore impact the money Scarlett Johansson and other creatives receive in the deal.

Scarlett Johansson

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Announcing the new deal with Stone, Patrick Whitesell, Executive Chairman of Endeavor said: ‘While the media landscape has been disrupted in a meaningful way for all distributors, their creative partners cannot be left on the side-lines to carry a disproportionate amount of the downside without the potential for upside.’

‘This agreement demonstrates that there can be an equitable path forward that protects artists and aligns studios’ interests with talent. We are proud to work alongside Emma and Disney, and appreciate the studio’s willingness to recognize her contributions as a creative partner.  We are hopeful that this will open the door for more members of the creative community to participate in the success of new platforms.’

No news yet as to when Cruella 2 will be released, but it's bound to be a DeVillishly good follow-up... 

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