Maleficent

(2014)

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

‘Maleficent 2’ Happening, Angelina Jolie Expected to Return

‘Maleficent 2’ Happening, Angelina Jolie Expected to Return

Disney is moving forward with a sequel to last year's blockbuster Maleficent, hiring screenwriter Linda Woolverton to write the script for this follow-up. Deadline reports that Disney is keeping star Angelina Jolie "in the loop," and that the sequel is being written for the actress to reprise her title role. It isn't known if other cast members will be back, such as Elle Fanning (Aurora), Sharlto Copley (Stefan), Lesley Manville (Flittle), Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass), Juno Temple (Thistlewit), Sam Riley (Diaval) and Brenton Thwaites (Prince Philip).

The studio will have to make a whole new deal with Angelina Jolie to come back for Maleficent 2, although the actress doesn't have a great track record with sequels thus far. She has developed sequels for Salt and Wanted, but neither project has gotten off the ground yet. Joe Roth is coming back to produce, but it isn't clear yet if director Robert Stromberg, an Oscar winning production designer who made his directorial debut on Maleficent, will be back at the helm.

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‘Maleficent’ Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

‘Maleficent’ Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

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‘Maleficent’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Alternate Costume Designs

‘Maleficent’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Alternate Costume Designs

Concept Artist Jerad S. Marantz has released a group of new photos that give us a look at some of his ideas for Angelina Jolie's title character Maleficent as her costume morphed into what we see on screen now. he also has a different take on Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Both projects have already premiered and have brought in almost $1 Billion worldwide. Take a look at some of the alternate designs we might have seen in the movie, first with Angelina Jolie's dark fairy Maleficent.

Here, we see Ellen Page with an altered hair style and slightly different costume before she embarks on her time traveling adventure in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Angelina Jolie Hints at Returning for ‘Maleficent 2’

Angelina Jolie Hints at Returning for ‘Maleficent 2’

Following Maleficent's impressive $70 million opening weekend, it wouldn't be all that surprising if Disney ordered a sequel to the fantasy adventure, which provides an origin story for the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. While the studio hasn't confirmed a follow-up as of yet, star Angelina Jolie revealed during her promotional tour in China that she would be willing to come back for a sequel.

Maleficent has made more than $175 million worldwide thus far, and it is scheduled to open in China, one of the world's biggest international markets, on June 20. However, it does face some stiff competition in the coming weeks, with Warner Bros.' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow opening this weekend, and the highly-anticipated comedy sequel 22 Jump Street arriving on June 13.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Maleficent’ Takes Out ‘X-Men’ with $70 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Maleficent’ Takes Out ‘X-Men’ with $70 Million

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‘Maleficent’ IMAX Featurette and Cast Interviews with Angelina Jolie

‘Maleficent’ IMAX Featurette and Cast Interviews with Angelina Jolie

Disney's Maleficent is finally in theaters this weekend, and if you're going to see it, a new featurette makes the case for why you should pay a little extra and buy that IMAX ticket. Check it out as the cast and crew take fans behind-the-scenes for a look at this fantasy adventure that reimagines the classic Disney villain with the heart of stone. Angelina Jolie comes to vivid life as the dark fairy in theaters starting this Friday. We also have video interviews with the cast from the recent press junket, including sit downs with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley and director Robert Stromberg.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014.

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Enter the Magical World of ‘Maleficent’ with Angelina Jolie

Enter the Magical World of ‘Maleficent’ with Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has tackled several diverse characters throughout her career, including an iconic video game character (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), a covert assassin (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and a kung-fu fighting tiger (Kung Fu Panda), but rarely has she played a villain. She gets to take on one of the most iconic evil characters in Disney's Maleficent, which hits theaters on May 30. The actress recently participated in a roundtable interview session, where she spoke about how the costume helped her get into character.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014.

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The Shapeshifter Diaval Is Introduced in Two ‘Maleficent’ Clips

The Shapeshifter Diaval Is Introduced in Two ‘Maleficent’ Clips

Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is introduced to the shapeshifting Diaval in the latest clip from Disney's fantasy adventure Maleficent. Sam Riley plays Angelina Jolie's loyal servant, who can change himself into a beautiful black crow and other creatures to escape detection. In a second new clip, Aurora learns that Maleficent is the evil fairy that has placed a curse upon her. Watch as all the evil in the world is exposed.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014.

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