Emma Stone’s Potential Lawsuit Against Disney Seems Highly Unlikely After She Signed On For “Cruella 2”
Scarlett Johansson took a can of lighter fluid to the bridge she had with Marvel and Disney when she sued Disney for breach of contract over the simultaneous release of Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+. The move allegedly cost Scarlett millions of dollars in bonuses and she came after them hard, to which Disney tried to deflect just as hard. And Emma Stone, whose film Cruella got the same simultaneous release treatment, was reportedly thinking of suing them as well. Well, put a lid on that story because Emme just signed on for Cruella 2!
Disney’s villain origin story, Cruella, has brought in tons of money (for these quarantine times) and got mostly good reviews–specifically Emma Stone and Emma Thompson who have been commended for their performances as over-dramatic evil fashion bitches. And the villainy of Cruella De Vil is going to be coming back at you once more, as The Hollywood Reporter confirms a second film has already been greenlit by the studio and is in early development. Sorry Joker fanboys, this means Cruella is officially more culturally relevant than you.
Sometimes the gloriously trashy drama inspired by an event is far more captivating than the event itself. And while the following account of the wig-pulling (figuratively, anyway) screech-fest at a NYC movie theater may or may not have actually taken place anywhere other than in the reviewer’s imagination, it’s comedy gold and they need to become a Hollywood screenwriter ASAP, to rescue future moviegoers from the usual load of re-barfed, rebooted drivel.
And no, that’s not some side-snark on Cruella, because I haven’t seen it; just a general observation of the state of things. According to Just Jared, some shady fuckery went down at a screening, and it wasn’t a pair of Emma Thompson’s underwear:
Open Post: Hosted By Emma Thompson Saying That She Didn’t Like Wearing Underwear While Filming “Cruella”
The new Disney villain origin story, Cruella, stars Emma Stone and Emma Thompson as rival fashionistas whose feud creates the iconic bitch, Cruella De Vil. Both Emmas were on the British talk show Lorraine and during that interview, Emma T. revealed that for her one of the most taxing processes of all the fashion was not the bodices, or corsets, or layers, or makeup; it was the underwear. Because Emma doesn’t wear any ever.
The last major film premiere before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down was Disney’s Mulan. The gag was that after the premiere, the movie didn’t even come out in theaters because of the shutdown. But things are opening back up including Hollywood. And last night, Disney held the first big premiere since the pandemic and it was for Cruella, which brought its star Emma Stone who managed to change out of everyone’s quarantine uniform of dirty sweats and a t-shirt and into some business casual Louis Vuitton.