Ok, so maybe that title was a wee BIT over the top HOWEVER, this seems like it will be THE role that fans will remember Jolie by. She is absolutely, 100%, completely perfect at Maleficent and after seeing this new trailer, I can think of no better person to play this role and Jolie herself has gone on record saying that this character was her favorite as a child.
Yesterday we shared the latest image of Jolie/ Maleficent with the massive black wings as well as a teaser and as promised, today we are sharing the FULL trailer and I have to admit, this one, much like Godzilla, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy, is HIGH on our must see list.
“A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom — and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
Maleficent is directed by Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland) and also stars Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). The film swoops into theaters on May 30th.
Take a look at the new trailer below and let us know what YOU think down in the comments section. Are you as excited about Maleficent as we are? (Doubtful, but you can plead your case just the same.)