Disney released the first official poster of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, one of the most iconic Disney villains ever. Maleficent is the story of Sleeping Beauty:
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
The trailer gets released tomorrow, and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as it drops on-line. The film’s set to release on May 30, 2014.