3 A-List Celebs Reimagined as Disney Characters They’re Playing (PHOTOS)
A wave of A-list stars are set to play beloved Disney characters on-screen — but how will that look?
Walt Disney Studios made our dreams come true (as per usual) today by announcing a new slate of movies coming out in the next few years in addition to Alice Through the Looking Glass, Beauty and the Beast, and Pete’s Dragon.
The best thing about it? There are amazing actors and actresses poised to play some adored characters and super talented creative forces behind the films.
And if you’re wondering what some of the Hollywood vets will look like in their roles, we’ve painted the picture below:
Reese Witherspoon as Tinker Bell
Reese Witherspoon has played some of the most memorable characters in recent history — Elle Woods, Tracy Flick, etc. — and we think she can definitely take on our fave pixie. With this Oscar winner’s bubbly personality, we think she’ll make us believe we can fly. This project will be written by Victoria Strouse.
Emma Stone as Cruella
Emma Stone is super snarky so it should be easy for her to channel Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians. This will be an origin story of sorts for the fur-loving villain and we think this is a case of perfect casting. Cruella will be written by Kelly Marcel.
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.
Emily Blunt has some big shoes to fill as Mary Poppins (originally played by the incomparable Julie Andrews), as does Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack (not chimney sweep Bert, as portrayed by Dick Van Dyke) in this sequel. We look forward to hearing these two in perfect harmony. Rob Marshall is set to direct.
Here’s a list of what else Disney has in production:
- A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee.
- Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
- Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and written by Ehren Kruger.
- Maleficent 2, starring Angelina Jolie and written by Linda Woolverton.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, directed by Lasse Hallstrom and written by Ashleigh Powell.
- The Jungle Book 2, directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Marks.
So much magic, so little time.