Disney is bringing us the tale of Sleeping Beauty from a completely different angle. Maleficent tells the tale of the iconic fairy tale from the perspective of the wicked character who casts a curse on the infant Princess Aurora at her christening, Maleficent is one of the most powerful and amazing villains in Disney tales and she is set to be played by Angelina Jolie. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 30th.
The new trailer opens with a new take on Maleficent’s curse on Aurora. The rest of the clip does contain scenes that have been previously released, however, we are introduced with some new treats. Maleficent’s wings are pretty amazing, but even they are eclipsed by Jolie summoning the creatures of the dark to stand with her and the introduction of a dragon.
During an interview at the studio’s D23 convention in Anaheim, Jolie said: “Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favorite. I was terrified of her, but I was also drawn to her. I wanted to know more about her. She had this elegance and grace, yet she was wonderfully, deliciously cruel.”
Take a look at the trailer below: