In 2014, Disney surprised audiences by bringing a new spin to a classic film in their vault. It was Sleeping Beauty – but from the point of view of the villain. Maleficent turned out to be a gigantic hit! Now the Queen of the Moors is back and up to no good. Again. In the early hours of the morning, Disney released it’s first look at the sequel film with a teaser.
In the trailer we hear the horned fairy, the titular Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), recalling a story. The one of the “evil witch” who cursed the princess to sleep forever. The story faded into legend but “this is no fairy tale”. Now she has a new enemy. Her advisory comes in the form of the current queen, Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is accused of praying on the weak. Likely meaning that she’s killing the magical creatures living within the moor. The two queens will go to war – but will Aurora (Elle Fanning) be able to stop them?
The teaser is filled with fantastical images and some cheesy dialogue. From what we’ve gathered from the plot, it seems like they’re just rehashing the same plot of the first film. Magical creatures are in danger because of humans so let’s destroy the humans. Only this time instead of revenge against a former lover it’s a queen. They wrapped things up so nicely in the first film, so it’s strange to attempt to make another story out of it. We’ll have to see how it turns out in the end. In the mean time, you need to check out the trailer for yourself!
Let us know what you think of the trailer below! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Disney movie news. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is directed by Joachim Rønning with screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster. It stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Harris Dickinson, Chitwetel Ejiofor, and Robert Lindsay.
A 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, Maleficent II continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy (Angelina Jolie) and the soon to be Queen (Elle Fanning), as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil debuts in theaters on October 18, 2019.
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