Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ [movies]
Minutes ago, Disney launched the first trailer of Angelina Jolie’s new movie: Maleficent.
Disney will have enough live-action variations of its classic cartoons to basically do an Avengers-style team-up film if they so chose, featuring James Franco from Oz: The Great and Powerful, Mia Wasikowska from Alice In Wonderland, and now Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora as Sleeping Beauty from this villain-centric revamp Maleficent. Obviously the big draw is the casting of one of the very biggest female movie stars on the planet to play one of Disney’s most iconic female villains.
While the trailer below basically reaffirms that Disney is merely retelling Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the villain, it is worth noting that we have a genuine female-centric fantasy film opening as one of Disney’s big summer releases.