‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek: Angelina Makes Her Grand Entrance in New Clip, Photo Gallery and Concept Art
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“Well, well…” Maleficent has indeed arrived. Before Disney’s ‘Maleficent‘ makes its grand entrance in theaters on May 30, a new clip and a massive gallery of movie stills and concept art have been released to both preview Angelina Jolie‘s turn as the iconic ‘Sleeping Beauty’ character and to dive into her world of magic, fairies and fantastical creatures.
Much like the animated film of the story of Princess Aurora (played by Elle Fanning), ‘Maleficent’ takes us to the moment of her Christening where the dark fairy unceremoniously shows up to curse the child to one day prick her finger and fall into a deep, death-like sleep. However, what we haven’t seen before are the events leading Maleficent to turn to her dark ways.
Thanks to newly released concept art and photos from the film, we see both what Maleficent’s life was like pre-villainous transformation and the world in which she dwells. Being a fairy of the forest, she sported massive, bird-like wings and commanded a bevy of creatures, including all manner of fae and her shape-shifting crow.
Angelina Jolie is joined by a cast that includes Sharlto Copley as King Stefan; Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville as the three good fairies; up-and-comer Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip; and even Jolie’s own daughter, Vivienne, as a baby Princess Aurora.
Check out your latest look at ‘Maleficent’ above and the gallery below before seeing the film in theaters starting May 30.