Disney has unveiled a new Cruella movie poster for its live-action 101 Dalmations prequel ahead of the official trailer being released tomorrow.
The Cruella Twitter account dropped the first in what’s likely to be a litter of promotional content for the Emma Stone-led Cruella de Vil movie with the release of a brand new poster. The stark black-and-white image spotlights Stone as the eponymous villain, offering fans another opportunity to glimpse the punk rock stylings of the fashion-obsessed character before the official trailer drops tomorrow.
While 101 Dalmations has previously been given the live-action remake treatment, Disney’s next attempt will borrow a page from 2014’s Maleficent and focus on the early years of the dog-hating heiress before she became the ruthless and terrifying villain known as Cruella de Vil, with a prequel story that is set against the backdrop of 1970s punk-rock London.
The upcoming movie is directed by Craig Gilespie, and also stars Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, and Mark Strong. It is scheduled to be released on May 28, though there has been no further word on Disney’s release strategy for the movie after one report suggested that the studio had been contemplating Disney+ premieres for Cruella, Peter Pan and Wendy, and Pinocchio.
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As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Disney already started to change course with a number of its other planned theatrical releases last year. Mulan premiered on Disney+ in September for a premium price of $29.99, while Pixar’s Soul skipped theaters and headed to streaming in December at no additional cost.
Disney continued to reassess its release plans as we entered the new year, with the company announcing in January that Robert Zemeckis’ remake of Pinocchio had been shifted to a Disney+ release. The live-action retelling of Disney’s 1940 animated classic is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto.