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Harley Quinn trends as Emma Stone's Cruella trailer is released

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.


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