‘Maleficent’: Angelina Jolie showcases her wicked side in new poster

March 10, 2014 | 11:04 a.m.

Angelina Jolie and her amazingly wicked cheekbones dazzle in a new poster released for the upcoming film “Maleficent.”

MaleficentDue in theaters May 30, the Disney film stars Jolie in the title role as the villain from the 1959 animated classic “Sleeping Beauty.” The upcoming movie retells the fairy tale from the perspective of the sorceress who curses the infant princess Aurora at her christening and purports to focus on the events that led the character toward a path of evil.

Maleficent stands as one of the best-remembered Disney villains, and for Jolie, donning the cape and horns of the character, a childhood favorite, marked a significant career milestone.

“Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favorite,” Jolie said at an appearance at the studio’s D23 convention in Anaheim last year. “I was terrified of her, but I was also drawn to her. I wanted to know more about her. She had this elegance and grace, yet she was wonderfully, deliciously cruel.”

The film also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, in addition to Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

Along with releasing the new poster, Disney also announced a new Twitter handle, @Maleficent, hinting that something “big” will be announced on the social media channel soon. Are you excited to see “Maleficent”? What do you think of the new poster? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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7 Responses to ‘Maleficent’: Angelina Jolie showcases her wicked side in new poster

  1. ohv says:

    love it. can not see any one else playing malifiecent, casting angelina jolie is as magnificent if not better than casting danny devito as the penguin; glenn close as cruella or jack nickolson at the joker!

  2. Melissa says:

    This movie is going to be great!

  3. Lana says:

    She looks amazing. A great actress for the role

  4. Monte says:

    No one else will give justice to the role- perfectly fit for her ! Can't wait to see the movie.

  5. Sheila says:

    The only reason I am posting on this is because when someone popular in film are cast into a role as this I can't wait to see them bring the character to life! Angelina Jolie, my life does not include going to the movies and such but I am planning now to see you in this role in the theaters, thank you for giving us something to look forward to.

  6. Maryanne says:

    I know that Angelina can bring out the evil and the other side of Malifiecent.

  7. Rachel 07 says:

    I really don't prefer any of the Disney villains that much. They have arrogant attitudes, they fantasize about murdering others, can't look up to that.

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