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Cruella on Disney Plus: How to watch this weekend

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Emma Stone as Cruella in the live-action 101 Dalmatians prequel.


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Cruella has sashayed into theaters (and onto streaming service Disney Plus), as Disney’s latest live-action film breathes new life into the iconically evil villain of the 101 Dalmatians story.

This version of Cruella de Vil, played by Emma Stone, has a more punk-rock energy, and the movie’s set to be an anarchic comedy. It follow young Cruella in an origin story taking place prior to the events of classic tale The Hundred and One Dalmatians, a 1956 novel which first hit screens as an animated film in 1961 and was adapted into live action with Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels in 1996. 

Cruella: How and when to watch

Due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Cruella’s release date moved from Christmas to May 28, 2021. You can see it in both movie theaters or via paid Premier Access on Disney Plus now, with the movie coming to all Disney Plus subscribers for no extra fee on Aug. 27.

Until it’s more widely available, accessing the movie in Premier Access will cost an additional $30 on top of your monthly bill for Disney’s streaming service.

The plot and trailers: What’s it all about?

In August 2019, at Disney’s D23 event, a video from Stone and Emma Thompson — who were filming the movie at the time — said the film will “take us back” to the younger years of the villain.

“It’s 1970s, set in London,” Stone said in the video. “It’s punk rock. A great cast.”

A new trailer in February this year showed Cruella as a young woman trying to make it in the fashion world in London. “I was born brilliant, born bad and a little bit mad,” Stone says in voiceover. The trailer shows Dalmatians growling at her, Cruella speeding around in a vintage car, and the villainess setting things on fire.

Cast and crew: Who’s in it?

Here’s the main cast:

  • Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil
  • Emma Thompson as the Baroness
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Anita Darling
  • Kayvan Novak as Roger 
  • Joel Fry as Jasper
  • Paul Walter Hauser as Horace
  • Mark Strong as John the valet

The new Cruella de Vil song

Here’s the Florence and the Machine song Call Me Cruella for the movie — a bit of an update since Roger’s 1960s piano-based song from the original cartoon — showing more of the “crazy” villain scrubbing floors and attending fashionable events.

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Titanfall 3 News: Release Date, Trailer, Split-Screen Multiplayer, Co-Op, Everything We Know

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Titanfall 3 news has been scarce, even with fans clamoring for a sequel to the underappreciated Titanfall 2. We’ve gotten vague assurances that Respawn and its owner, EA, is committed to the franchise, but other than the fact that Apex Legends is set in the Titanfall universe, we don’t have much to go on. Here’s all the info we have on a Titanfall 3 release date, trailer, split-screen multiplayer, co-op, gameplay, and whether it’ll be a direct sequel to Titanfall 2 or not.

Titanfall 3 Release date

Respawn Entertainment has been hard at work on Apex Legends, but could they also be working on Titanfall 3?

Titanfall 2 was released in October of 2016 to positive reception from fans and critics alike. The game didn’t sell as well as EA’s other first-person shooter—Battlefield 1—which released just one week prior. Titanfall 2’s reception and dedicated fanbase, along with Respawn’s big-name founders, saw EA buy Respawn in November 2017. At the time EA and Respawn announced a new title in the Titanfall series, reiterated their Star Wars game was in development and mentioned a VR title.

Given how successful Apex Legends is, don’t expect Titanfall 3 anytime in 2021, although 2022 or 2023 could be a prime time for the title. Respawn stopped selling the original Titanfall on December 1, 2021, but the announcement gave some fans hope that the studio is hinting that a new game in the franchise is on its way.

Titanfall 3 Platforms

The first Titanfall game released exclusively for Microsoft platforms in 2014. The game was a huge success at the time, although it was limited in scope to a multiplayer-only affair. Titanfall 2 branched out to the PS4 when it released in 2016. That game also added a full single-player campaign.

Titanfall 3 will follow suit and be available across the PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. It is possible that EA and Respawn could bring Titanfall 3 to Switch, although EA’s support of the system has been less than stellar so far. While the Titanfall games have so far used a heavily modified version of Valve’s Source Engine, which dates back to 2004, the additions and modifications to the engine may be difficult to implement on the Switch.

There is also a possibility that Titanfall 3 will be a cross-generation title, seeing release on both current-gen (PS4 / Xbox One) and the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Titanfall 3 Trailer

When Respawn Entertainment does reveal Titanfall 3 to the world, it will use an in-engine trailer. The first teaser for Titanfall 2, for example, was an in-engine trailer showcasing improvements to rendering—and swords for titans. It featured voice-over work that teased that game’s single-player campaign. Titanfall 3 will likely see a similar teaser, followed by a single-player trailer, and then a multiplayer trailer. Titanfall 3 could see new game modes, like a battle royale mode, that could require its own trailer.

Titanfall 3 Gameplay

Titanfall 2’s fast-paced gameplay and unique use of giant robots called Titans set it above its contemporaries, and we’d love to see an evolution of this in the upcoming game. We don’t have any details on how closely Titanfall 3’s gameplay will follow Titanfall 2. However, given how ardently fans praised the most recent entry’s movement and gunplay we’d be surprised if the sequel didn’t stick pretty close to that formula.

Our wishlist for Titanfall 3 would be:

  • A longer campaign: Titanfall 2 blew past most its contemporaries with how engaging its single-player mode was. We loved the chemistry between Titan BT-7274 and Jack Cooper, and we’ve rarely seen a robot character give us so many feels.
  • A bigger look at the Titanfall universe: Titanfall is set in an exciting sci-fi setting, but we’ve barely got to see any of its potential. The original Titanfall didn’t have a single-player campaign and as good as Titanfall 2’s was, it was fairly short.

Titanfall 3 Multiplayer

Since split-screen multiplayer and couch co-op are largely ignored by studios these days, we’d love to see Titanfall 3 carve a niche of its own here. The relationship between a pilot and their Titan is a perfect set-up for some unique co-op gameplay. Imagine one player ground-pounding in traditional FPS gameplay, while the other uses a Titan as support.

As fun (and microtransaction free) as Titanfall 2’s multiplayer is, it could use more depth. We hope for the new game that Respawn develops the rank ladder and unlocks to a complexity that matches its peers. The gameplay is excellent, and having a deep unlock and rank system would create a product with a lot of longevity.

Is Titanfall 3 a Sequel to Titanfall 2?

The end of Titanfall 2 definitely lends itself to the possibility of more adventures with Jack Cooper and BT-7274. Since the story involved time travel, who knows where Titanfall 3 could go. We feel that since people reacted so well to Titanfall 2’s campaign that if the new game includes a single-player story that there’s almost no doubt, it’ll piggyback off Titanfall 2 as a prequel or sequel.

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‘I have had a stutter my whole life’: US President Joe Biden to young girl with stammer – Scroll.in

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omicron: Third case of Covid Omicron strain confirmed in Spain

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MADRID: The third case of infection with the new strain of Covid-19, Omicron, has been confirmed in Spain – in the Balearic Islands, health authorities said.
“The microbiology laboratory of the Son Espaces University Hospital today confirmed a positive result of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 strain through a special PCR test,” the health council of the Balearic Islands government said in a statement.
The first two cases of the new strain were previously confirmed in Madrid.
In all three cases, coronavirus was diagnosed in travellers from South Africa.

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