Nothing says evil like a pair of protruding sharpened horns, cheekbones you could eat your dinner off and a set of wings the caped crusader would envy. Except perhaps cabbage – cabbage would make it even more evil. However, as there are no instances of brassica oleracea in the new trailer for Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil you’ll have to make do with Angelina Jolie looking angry and flying about in a huff.
The sequel sees Jolie and Elle Fanning reprising their roles as Maleficent and Aurora in a new story that picks up several years after their first adventure.
Newcomers to the series include Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay and Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip. They join returning cast members Sam Riley as Diaval; Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit; Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. The film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil finds itself in UK cinemas on the 18th of October.
Here’s the new trailer, eat it up.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Trailer
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Synopsis
The fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.