Disney's Cruella Pushed Back, Empty Man Adaptation Lands Release Date


Disney has shaken up its calendar, pushing Cruella from Dec. 23, 2020 to May 28, 2021 and announcing that Empty Man will release on Aug. 7, 2020.

Based on the villain of the 1962 classic 101 DalmatiansCruella will star Emma Stone as the titular character. Plot details have yet to be released, but Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct. This will be the second famous Disney villain to get her own spinoff, following Maleficent in Maleficent and the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

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Cruella joins an already crowded May 2021, with John Wick: Chapter 4 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also set to release that month.

The Empty Man, which is based off a comic by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey, follows a supernatural being that may be responsible for a number of disappearances in a small Midwestern town. Iron Man 3's James Badge Dale is set to star, and David Prior has agreed to direct. It is not yet clear how Prior will adapt the comic for the big screen. The project was originally greenlit by Fox, which Disney agreed to continue developing after buying the major studio.

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Disney also announced that Amy Adams' The Woman in the Window has been pushed back from Oct. 4, 2019, to May 15, 2020 and that Everybody's Talking about Jamie will release on May 28, 2021.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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