Cruella 2 is yet to sign the director

By Christy Mathew

The Emma Stone-starrer of the Disney sequel was recently announced to be in development, however, the original film’s director has yet to sign on.

Craig Gillespie had brought the comedy-drama to life; as he went back to the roots of the animated film 101 Dalmations. He explained the creation of the most iconic villain of Disney, Cruella de Vil. 

The film went into the mix of both high fashion and Gotham-esque villainy; leading to Emma’s portrayal of a character who was easy to like and dislike.

Craig is yet to sign on to the sequel and the news comes from THR. The outlet did not report any reason for the director to hold out on signing the movie. 

Tony McNamara, who was the screenwriter of Cruella is set to return to write the sequel. However, at this point, it is safe to say the writer will only be able to dive into it in 2022.

Craig's style of filmmaking was one of the many reasons why; the movie was able to blend comedy with darker elements. However, the director is currently listed as the project’s director on IMDb.

But even then, the project still has Emma and McNamara which means it is in a strong place.