If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will!
Following the footsteps of Maleficent, Disney is giving us another villain origin story for the 101 Dalmations puppy-snatching Cruella. “I wasn’t for everyone,” she says in a voiceover in the trailer. “I guess they were always scared that I’d be a psycho.”
After the trailer dropped, viewers couldn't help but make comparisons to the Joker and Harley Quinn as Cruella seems to be leaning into becoming a villain, unlike the redeemable storyline we were given in Maleficent.
We probably don't need an origin story for Cruella. The woman is willing to kill puppies. I don't think there's anything redeemable there and I don't really care for how she ends up that way but I have to admit Emma Stone's trailer was a lot better than I expected it will be. As for the Harley Quinn comparisons, I can't lie, I understand them. The trailer gives off serious "It's fun to be bad" vibes though, in Birds of Prey, Harley and the rest of her crew are more so anti-heroes than villains. But I'm waiting for the other Disney villains to join in and make a Disney villain team any day now since Disney seems to be making a live-action spin-off of everything else these days.
Cruella is set to release theatrically on May 28.