17/02/2021 13:31 GMT | Updated 17/02/2021 15:09 GMT

Cruella Trailer Sees Emma Stone Creating Havoc As The Iconic Disney Villain

"The thing is, I was born brilliant, born bad... and a little bit mad."

The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming film based around Cruella DeVil has been released, showing Emma Stone in action as the iconic villain for the first time.

In the new trailer for the live-action origin story, Emma is seen as a young Cruella sporting a punky red hairstyle, later appearing in the 101 Dalmatians character’s more iconic black-and-white do.

As a young Cruella is seen heading into Liberty (ahhhh, remember shopping?), she’s heard declaring: “From the very beginning I realised I saw the world differently than everyone else.

“That didn’t sit well with some people. But I wasn’t for everyone.”

Emma Stone as a red-haired Cruella in the villain's early years

“I guess they were always scared that I’d be… a psycho,” she adds. “But a new day brings new opportunity.” 

The trailer also features footage of Cruella arriving at a masquerade ball and performing a stunning Drag Race-esque reveal and later riding a motorbike while looking decidedly less glamorous than we’re used to seeing the character.

Intriguingly, the clip ends with a huge blaze, teasing something seriously dramatic is in store for fans in the forthcoming film.

“The thing is, I was born brilliant, born bad, and a little bit mad,” she’s heard saying over the end of the trailer. 

OK, we are so ready for this film

Cruella DeVil first appeared on screen in the Disney film 101 Dalmatians in the 1950s, and went on to become one of Disney’s most infamous villains. She was later played by Glenn Close in two live-action remakes.

The new Cruella film is slated for theatrical release on 28 May 2021.