Cruella star Emma Stone would love to see Ursula The little Mermaid get her own movie after this. This weekend, Stone’s new movie Cruella debuted in American theaters, and her take on the 101 dalmatiers villain, the actress has earned high praise from fans online. The film, which has also drawn comparisons with Joker, many people wonder what other Disney villains should also have their own origin stories explored on the big screen.
Speaking on the subject with variety, Emma Stone Ursula named the sea witch as the character who stands out the most. It’s an obvious choice if you think about it, given that the character is certainly one of the most iconic villains in Disney’s animated history. What seals the deal for Stone is that Ursula is an octopus, potentially giving her a much more interesting origin story than any other human character. As Stone explains:
‘She’s an octopus and the world you’d live in, like Ursula’s parents and what happened there. You’ve never really seen a non-human Disney villain explored like that. ‘
Stone then jokingly provides a possible explanation for how Ursula came about, suggesting that the villain was traumatized at a young age by the clothes she was forced to wear.
“The parents keep giving her a shirt that only has four arms. They really messed her up with that from a very young age, so she’s constantly trying to fit two arms in each hole.”
Indeed, and Stone is not entirely alone with her opinion. Her co-star Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who plays the photojournalist Maya in Cruella, added: ‘I need to know how Ursula came to be. Why is she so damn mean? But I also know she’s misunderstood. ‘
Meanwhile, Howell-Baptiste said The Lion King’s Scar is another good option, given that the murderous lion is “not wrong in some things.” Two others Cruella stars offered a number of different opinions, with Joel Fry (Jasper) citing Jafar Aladdin as his choice of a solo origin story. Meanwhile, Paul Walter Hauser (Horace Badun) said that he was Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a dream, Black Swan) give his opinion Lilo and Stitch.
We’ll see a new take on Ursula soon enough, although it won’t be like an origin story for the villain. She will be played by Melissa McCarthy in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Disney The little Mermaid, which also stars Halle Bailey as Ariel. If the movie turns out to be a success, it’s always possible that Ursula will get her own spin-off movie or even a Disney + series, as is the case for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast prequel series according to Gaston and LeFou.
Directed by Craig Gillespie, Cruella was written by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel and Steve Zissis came up with the story. The film serves as a precursor to this 101 dalmatiers by specifically addressing the origins of the fur-wearing villain Cruella de Vil. The film is now running in US theaters and is also available via Disney + with Premier Access. This news comes from Deadline.
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