Disney has released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a follow-up to the 2014 blockbuster Maleficent. Angelina Jolie returns as the title character, with this sequel set several years after the events of the original film. Elle Fanning also returns as Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty, with the trailer offering the first look at Michelle Pfeiffer’s new character, Queen Ingrith. The trailer opens with a group of faeries flying around the huge castle, while Ingrith narrates, revealing she ‘remembers the story of an evil witch,’ as we get a look at Maleficent’s horns.
‘And the princess she cursed to sleep forever,’ Ingrith continues, as we get a new look at Fanning’s Aurora, about to prick her finger on the spindle. Ingrith adds that the story, ‘became legend,’ while the prince proposed to Aurora, giving her a ring, as the faeries all fly away from the trees as Aurora and the prince embrace.
Ingrith then goes on to say that, ‘this is no fairy tale,’ before Maleficent says, ‘There any many others who prey on the innocent, as Maleficent is seen entering a grand hall, before she addresses Ingrith directly. ‘I’m sure your kind would agree,’ Maleficent says, as a nervous King John (Robert Lindsay) looks on. ‘If I didn’t know better, I would say you’re making a threat,’ Ingrith says, while Maleficent turns back on her.
‘Well do you?’ Maleficent asks, as Ingrith turns angry and says, ‘Do I what?’ with Maleficent responding, ‘Know better?’
Disney released the first trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent is also seen unleashing spreading her black wings and firing a green energy blast at some soldiers, while Aurora stands up and demands, ‘What have you done?’
Maleficent doesn’t answer though, flying away, while other brief shots show faeries flying throughout the land and Ingrith watching from atop her castle.
The trailer ends with a slew of witches descending upon the castle, sending some running for cover.
The final shot shows Maleficent landing and spreading her wings, showing off a new black body paint look as the battle begins. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits theatres October 18.