What’s going on?
Disney released the first trailer for the Cruella de Vil spinoff film “Cruella.” The trailer suggests the film will focus on the early days of Cruella, as she looks to build a life for herself on the streets of London. We even see some Dalmatians in the trailer.
- Disney said in a news release that Cruella will link up with Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), and the two will follow “a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.”
Social media reaction
People on social media started comparing the film’s trailer to “Joker” — the 2019 film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. The comparisons stemmed from Cruella’s laugh, her makeup and some of the expressions she made about society.
I mean, It's Disney's Joker, but it's still interesting— Gamehammed (@MoOwaidat) February 17, 2021
but we'll about this https://t.co/4L7WGBFpIr
Everyone on here is saying this is Disney’s Joker. And I’m just sitting here thinking this trailer was better than the entirety of that film. Had no expectations for this and still really don’t but now I’m mildly excited and curious? https://t.co/sD1hVyZIKR— Amy Tomlinson (@a_tom_bomb1) February 17, 2021
disney’s joker movie looks kinda fun https://t.co/VmT2BzBRFV— anonymous bus juice, friend of jimmy hoffa (@Dafoerskin) February 17, 2021
Disney's Joker remake looks great https://t.co/5InMW3W0Wh— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) February 17, 2021
I'd make a joke about this looking like Disney's Joker, but everyone's already beat me to it.— Rohoundour | Mitchells vs. the Machines in ? days (@Rohan_312) February 17, 2021
Though, honestly, this looks fine. https://t.co/VRUWRzOvoo
disney’s joker trending bc of the cruella trailer but she ate the joker up idc pic.twitter.com/2ZHw9M9P9E— ellen (@danysamelia) February 17, 2021
DISNEY'S JOKER IS TRENDING BC OF THE CRUELLA TRAILER PLSSSSSSSSSSS pic.twitter.com/ijptkTIFai— Krissy (@Krissy_Blues) February 17, 2021
Just one more note
It’s unlikely “Cruella” will be like “Joker,” which had a lot of violence and dark themes that made for a mature film. “Joker” also tried to speak about massive mental health concerns, though it failed in doing so. “Joker” also came at a time of extreme violence in the United States.