Most fans were shocked to learn that Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of evil, starring Angelina Jolie, which serves as the sequel to 2014’s Maleficent has been pushed back for six whole months to October 18, 2019. Now the first footage from Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be released at CinemaCon, giving those present there their first look at the highly awaited movie.
Maleficent 2 Footage Has Premiered
As reported by Comicbook.com, which was present at Disney’s CinemaCon where the footage from behind-the-scenes featurette was displayed for fans. While we don’t expect the footage to be released online soon, we have a description for what was displayed to those in attendance (via Comicbook.com)
Maleficent 2: Footage Brekadown
The Maleficent 2 featurette showed Michelle Pfeiffer’s character narrating the story of the events of 2014s film while reminding viewers of the original plan of Maleficent. Then we cut to the current film where Prince Phillip invites Aurora and Maleficent to the castle where they come across Pfeiffer’s Queen. Marriage is proposed between Phillip and Aurora. The Queen tries to be the mother to Aurora, which anger Maleficent who has been her adoptive mother since sometime.
This footage also had interviews with Fanning, Pfeiffer and Angelina Jolie, explaining the question of the film.
“In the film, we pose the question: is Maleficent good enough to be Aurora’s mother?” Jolie explained.
Fannning stated a bit more in her interview, talking about the “divide” between Aurora and Maleficent.
“Aurora and Maleficent love each other so much,” Fanning said. “But there is a divide between them. Maleficent is still a little wary of the humans, and Aurora is dealing with the burden of coming into this new life to be this cookie-cutter royal, which is not what Aurora is.”
Angelina Jolie will return to reprise the role of Maleficent in the film. The character turned famous in Disney’s classic The Sleeping Beauty animated film. Elle Fanning will return as Aurora and the franchise will be joined by Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Skrien. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is helmed by Joachim Ronning who replaced Robert Stromberg. The production of the film ended last August.
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Maleficent (2014) was a huge success
Maleficent came out in 2014 and was among the first of the live-action Disney films. The film grossed $241 million domestically and $758 million at the overall worldwide box office. This film paved way for other Disney live-action films like The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be Disney’s fourth live action film this year. It joins the likes of Dumbo, The Lion King and Aladdin.