Moving away from the doom and gloom behind Disney charting a path to own everything, we now bring you…a trailer filled with doom and gloom, from Disney. If it helps at all, there are a bunch of pretty colors on display here. Of course, we are talking about the newly released teaser for the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Take a peek.
This is merely a teaser, so there’s a chance that what’s being seen here isn’t in it’s correct context. I say that, because it feels as if the marketing team wants you to believe Maleficent is up to no good, once again. Which seems a tad silly, since the first film went to great pains, to make her a sympathetic character. One who put a big old spin on the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. Hence the notion that a key element is being left out of what’s on display. For instance, maybe Michelle Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith is evil? After all, Disney has a track-record when it comes to villainous mothers or step-mothers. Rounding out the cast are returning actors Elle Fanning, Juno Temple and Sam Riley, who will be joined by new cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ed Skrein.
Here’s the official synopsis, for those who are hip to such things:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is 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. The film 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.”
What do you think of the trailer? Is a Disney film slightly off the beaten path, like this, better than the live action remakes? How did you feel about the first film? Most importantly, who do you think Chiwetel Ejiofor plays? Sound off in the space provided below. Again, since all we have here is a teaser, expect more footage to become available soon. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil swoops into theaters on October 18, 2019.