Our third look at Maleficent comes with a specific title. This is called “The Legacy Trailer” and it offers the first look we’ve had at Maleficent as a younger woman. I both can’t wait for and dread this movie. It looks spectacular, but I’m afraid they’re going to gut the character. Full synopsis after the break and Maleficent opens wide on May 30, 2014.
From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. 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.