Just a day ago, Disney unveiled a short teaser showing off Maleficent’s (Angelina Jolie) wings, appendages which will seemingly play a major part in the plot of this retelling of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, from the antagonist’s point of view.
The wings play a major role in the latest full-length trailer which incorporates footage from previously released trailers, weaving them together to give a clearer picture of the story. Maleficent guards the forest kingdom, but finds herself warring with King Stefan’s (Sharlto Copley) human forces. At some point she loses her wings which ultimately leads her to placing a curse on Stefan’s daughter Aurora (Elle Fanning). As Aurora grows up, she finds herself torn between the forest kingdom which she finds herself drawn to, and the human world, which is her birthright.
Directed by Robert Stromberg, ‘Maleficent’ opens May 30.
“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.
Check out the trailer below:
Are you excited to see this adaptation of the Disney classic?