Emma Stone Thinks Disney Should Make an Ursula Origin Movie. Recently, the cast of Cruella spoke with Variety about the new live-action Disney film and were asked which other Disney villains should get an origin story. The films leading lady, Emma Stone (Cruella de Vil) quickly responded with Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and her fellow cast members quickly agreed that Ursula’s story would be fantastic to explore.
Stone elaborated, “She’s an octopus and the world you would get to live in, like Ursula’s parents and what happened there. You’ve never really seen a non-human Disney villain be explored in that way.” Emma Thompson (Baroness von Hellman) jokingly added, “The parents keep giving her a shirt that only has four arms. They really mess her up with that from a very early age, so she’s constantly trying to fit two arms into each hole. That would really mess you up, wouldn’t it?”
Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Anita Darling) agreed by sharing, “I gotta know how Ursula came to be. Like, why is she so damn mean? But also I know that she’s misunderstood.” Howell-Baptiste added she would also love to see an origin film for Scar from The Lion King, adding, “I think Scar has some deep-seated issues, and obviously his brother was clearly the favorite,” Howell-Baptiste said. “He’s not wrong on some things.” Disney may already be ahead of the game on Kirby’s suggestion as it has been noted that Disney is currently casting for “Young Scar” and “Young Mufasa” for the live-action The Lion King sequel film.
Fellow Cruella cast member Joel Fry (Jasper) shared that he would love to see Jafar from Aladdin get the spotlight and Paul Walter Hauser (Horace) added his choice would be to see Daron Aronofsky’s take on Disney’s Lilo and Stitch. Though Disney has shared Jafar would not be the center of the story for the live-action Aladdin sequel, we do know a live-action Lilo & Stitch movie is currently in development for Disney+.
Which Disney villain origin story would you like to see on the big screen? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
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