Of all the live-action remakes that Disney has done lately, I still think 2014’s Maleficent was the best of them all. Mostly because, instead of a straight-up remake of a classic Disney film, the film chose to subvert expectations and do a unique take on a classic Disney villain. And it wasn’t half bad, either. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues with this, showing her as a surrogate mother to Aurora and tempering fires in a potential war with her future husband’s kingdom.
Today, a special look for the new film has been released with a bit of a revelation as well. Check it out below:
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Harris Dickinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Michelle Pfeiffer. It is directed by Joachim Rønning and is set to hit theaters October 18th.