What we’ve known about Disney’s Maleficent thus far, is that it would be telling us an untold story of just why the titular evil witch in the classic Sleeping Beauty was so evil. But until now, the marketing has provided zero clue as to what this reason could be, other than she perhaps accidentally sliced her whole family to ribbons with her razor sharp cheekbones when she was just a child and now hates the whole cruel world for cursing her with such dangerous weapons on her face. Or maybe it has something to do with her fairy wings being stolen from her, as seen in this new, rather interesting trailer. You know, one of those two theories.
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Ah, so Disney is pulling the ol’ bait and switch, as it seems that despite Maleficent’s evil reputation, Sharlto Copley’s King Stefan is actually the baddie in this pic. Also, possibly a Sauron cosplayer.
Maleficent will be putting a spell (and hopefully not a curse) on audiences on May 30, 2014.
Last Updated: March 20, 2014