Cruella director Craig Gillespie is now looking at a potential sequel to the hit Disney movie. The film tells the origin story of the infamous miscreant Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone), set during the 70s underground rock time of London. The iconic reprobate was first introduced in the 1956 youngsters’ novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians before Disney put its own vivified spin on the story. A true to life film named 101 Dalmations included Glenn Close as the nominal reprobate, who was awkward, ruthless, and difficult to relate to, was released in 1996.
When speaking to Collider, Gillipse was asked on the off chance that he would get a kick out of the chance to see Cruella’s story continue on the big screen. The director notes that he’s eager to explore “all out Cruella” in future installments of the franchise, adding “she can truly develop her image.” You can look at his full quote below.
“I feel like we’ve only just met her. I’d love to now see the out and out Cruella, completely loaded. She’s figured out how to get the support system around her and she can truly develop her image. I’d love to see where that takes her and how you could almost destroy her from inside out, if she’s not cautious with all that power.”
Gillespie was also asked on the off chance that he would get back to the director’s seat for a Cruella 2, which he’s open as long as the cast and group all return. He also said he believes Disney was “so supportive” of his trial ideas and pushing the envelope, as the story is more obscure than numerous blockbuster Disney films.
Cruella is not the first run through Disney’s made a pass at refining a reprobate. 2014’s Maleficent, which also got a sequel, took a similar approach. It’s unmistakable after its end of the week release that moviegoers were spellbound by the complex powerful Stone brought to the notable character. However, the reviews are blended on whether the plot was strong enough or if the content of Cruella was too disheartening and compromising for a youngsters’ film. However, unmistakably Gillespie has bounty more ideas for a Cruella sequel, so it sounds like all he’s sitting tight for is a green light.