The New 'Maleficent' Trailer Is Here And Its Dark And Spellbinding
Sept. 18, 2019
Angelina Jolie returns as the evil fairy in the Disney fantasy drama, which picks up years after the first film was set, with Elle Fanning reprising her role as Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty).
As the one-minute teaser begins, a voiceover declares: "Once upon a time, the love of a human child transformed the very darkest of hearts. While time changes most things, it doesn't change everything."
After her son tells her of his and Aurora's engagement news, Queen Ingrith can be heard plotting: "Maleficent doesn't know what she's up against".
However, Aurora quickly realises that the couple's big day won't be as joyous as they had hoped as she proclaims: "This isn't a wedding, it's a trap".
The new teaser features all the wickedness, evil laughs you'd expect from Jolie's menacing character - but now she has competition from Pfeiffer.
Disney previously described the film, which is due for UK release on 18th October 2019, as "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 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."
The sequel also stars Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple Lesley Manville and Robert Lindsay.
The franchise, based loosely on the by Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and Walt Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, revisits the story from the perspective of the Disney baddie as opposed to princess Sleeping Beauty.
The first in the series was released in May 2014, and tells the story of Maleficent who began as a pure-hearted young woman who lived in the forest kingdom.
This all changes when armies invade and Maleficent descends into a fierce protector of her land. A betrayal then sends her down a path bent on revenge causing her to curse the daughter of the invading king's successor, Aurora. Only later does she realise Aurora is the key to returning the kingdom to peace.
Part I was a box office hit, raking in $241.4 million (£186,7 million) in the USA and Canada alone.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits cinemas on 18th October 2019