Cruella was a suprise hit of 2021, going well with both critics and fans, and despite a dual release in theater on Disney+ with Premier Access, the studio is moving forward on a sequel.
While speaking with Simon Thompson of Forbes, Paul Walter Hauser, who played Horace, shared a little update on the upcoming sequel, which will also bring back director Craig Gillespie and star Emma Stone.
“I’m told we’re doing it next year. I don’t know when but I think Tony McNamara is writing the script right now. He’s probably tinkering away with that. We got to work around the ever-busy schedule of Craig Gillespie and Emma Stone, who are worth the wait, so anytime they want to do it, I’ll be there.”
2021’s Cruella grossed over $222 million theatrically worldwide, and approximately $21 million on Premiere Access. The upcoming Cruella sequel, which will also bring back director Craig Gillespie and writer Tony McNamara, will be the sixth film in the 101 Dalmatians franchise, following the original animated film and its sequel, the two Glenn Close films, and Cruella.
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Emma Stone and Emma Thompson discussed possible ideas for a sequel, which would feature a story akin to The Godfather: Part II and bring back Close an older version of the character. However, this was just speculation and we have yet to hear any official ideas for Cruella 2. There also wild rumors that superstar Taylor Swift could have a role in the sequel.