The latest trailer for Maleficent has been released, and for fans of the animated classic Sleeping Beauty, the May 30 release date can’t come soon enough.
Angelina Jolie is electrifying as the title character in this never-before-told origins story of one of the great film villains – Disney’s greatest, as the trailer boasts.
An Academy Award winner and one of the planet’s most famous actresses, it’s not like you’d expect less from Jolie … but she was born to play this character.
Watch the Maleficent trailer below and you’ll see what we mean, even from this very brief tease of what will certainly be one of 2014’s box office sensations:
Fun fact: Angelina’s daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt stars as young Aurora, Maleficent’s adversary, and is the spitting image of Elle Fanning’s character.
Viv will even have some lines in the film, according to reports, while older siblings Pax, 9, and Zahara, 8, will also have cameo appearances.
Angelina has joked that her little girl was the best choice for the part largely because any other four-year-old would likely be terrified of her costume.
Excited for the film to hit theaters? What other movies are you looking forward to this year? Check out the first teaser trailer for Maleficent after the jump …