Disney has just realised the teaser trailer for highly anticipated new live-action film, Cruella. The film stars Emma Stone as the iconic villainess. Earlier in the week promotional images from the film caused significant social media buzz. The images showed a dramatic close-up of Stone in which she is heavily made-up and barely recognisable as Cruella.
The Twitterverse was quick to share their excitement at the announcement.
"I'm ready!!! I've been waiting since forever for news of this…," commented one fan.
"Never thought I'd say it, but she looks perfect for the role," commented another on Stone's transformation.
A promotional image for the film, shared in 2019, shows Stone as Cruella, decked out in black leather, dramatic eye makeup and the iconic two-tone hair.
The new film, which will tell Cruella's backstory, was directed by I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie and also stars Emma Thompson and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya).
Disney's own description of the film, alongside the trailer outlines the evolutionary tale of Cruella, which the film will explore.
The story "follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs," reads the Youtube description. "She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella's flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson ("Howards End," "Sense & Sensibility"). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella."
Not everyone is excited to see Stone play the iconic villain with some pointing to other stars who may have been equally suited to the role.
"I'm excited for this, and have nothing against Emma Stone, i genuinely like her... but i would have killed to see Gaga play this role!!", one fan commented.
Others admitted it would be hard to look past the incredible performance of Glenn Close, who played the role in 101 Dalmatians, in 1996.
Fans are also speculating as to whether the new Disney film will be released in theatres or via their streaming platform Disney+, with many US fans hoping for the latter as they continue their struggle against Covid-19.