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MALEFICENT 2: MISTRESS OF EVIL Trailer Decode: Disney’s favorite Villain is back.


Published On: 16 May 2019 | Hollywood | By:

The first trailer of the sequel, Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil, opens with a confrontation between Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer. What do the writers have in store after the Happily-ever-After of the last movie? Movie is set to be released on on October 18.

The first trailer of the sequel, Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil, shows the confrontation between Maleficent, who is very much in her earlier know evil and dark form and the Queen, Princess Aurora’s mother. Maleficent is saying that it is no longer a fairy tale and Princess Aurora is questioning her “what have you done?” Last we left her she had emerged as an anti-hero, who in the end joined the Magical realm and the Human Kingdom. Why the sudden relapse? Angelina Jolie is back with Disney’s memorable Villain. It's yet to be seen what was left to tell more, that we will have in this sequel.

2014 movie Maleficent was a re-imagination of the story, Sleeping Beauty, wherein a evil witch casts a curse on Princess, who then falls to an eternal sleep broken only by the kiss of a Prince. The story though loosely inspired by Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and Walt Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty is narrated from the point of view of the antagonist, the witch. In the retelling of same directed by Robert Stromberg, Angelina Jolie plays the role of the witch, Maleficent. It was one of the few Disney live-action remakes to actually try something different.

It might have seemed like it would be retelling Sleeping Beauty beat-for-beat, but Maleficent ended up flipping the story on its head by turning the eponymous evil fairy into an anti-hero by the end.

In the re-imagining, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) still cursed Aurora (Elle Fanning) to fall into a deep sleep on her 16th birthday. This time though, it was because King Stefan (Sharlto Copley) had betrayed Maleficent when she was younger, and Aurora's curse was Maleficent's revenge.

There's still a Prince Philip (Brenton Thwaites), but he turns out to not be Aurora's true love. Instead, it ends up being Maleficent after she comes to care for her and act as her "fairy godmother", with the two then teaming up to defeat King Stefan, who's become blinded by his desire to kill Maleficent. Maleficent ends with Aurora crowned as the new Queen to unite the Moors (Maleficent's magical realm) and Aurora's human kingdom. Happy ever after.

So what the director have in mind to show after a happily-ever-after?

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