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Angelina Jolie Is Back To Her Evil Best In New ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Trailer

Angelina Jolie Is Back To Her Evil Best In New ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Trailer

Fans of the 2014 hit Maleficent are in for a treat as Disney has just released a trailer for the long-awaited sequel.

Angelina Jolie returns as the evil fairy in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which picks up years after the first film was set, with Elle Fanning reprising her role as Sleeping Beauty.

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The brand new trailer hints at a fresh conflict for Maleficent with the soon-to-be queen, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and features all the wickedness, evil laughs and winged badassery you'd expect from Jolie's menacing character.

Plus, the Disney villain is looking scarier than ever in our opinion - just look at those razor-sharp cheekbones and glassy eyes!

Little has been revealed so far about the plot of the film, which is due for UK release on 18th October 2019.

Disney describes it as "a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney's most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora.

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Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

"Maleficent II continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within."

The sequel also stars Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple Lesley Manville and Robert Lindsay.

The franchise, based loosely on the by Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and Walt Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, revisits the story from the perspective of the Disney baddie as opposed to princess Sleeping Beauty.

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

The first in the series was released in May 2014, and tells the story of Maleficent who began as a pure-hearted young woman who lived in the forest kingdom.

This all changes when armies invade and Maleficent descends into a fierce protector of her land. A betrayal then sends her down a path bent on revenge causing her to curse the daughter of the invading king's successor, Aurora. Only later does she realise Aurora is the key to returning the kingdom to peace.

Part I was a box office hit, raking in $241.4 million (£186,7 million) in the USA and Canada alone.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits cinemas on 18th October 2019

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, TV & Film

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

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