She's been described as "Disney's greatest villain," but is Maleficent really all that evil? We'll find out the truth behind the legend when Disney releases Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the legendary Sleeping Beauty evildoer, in theaters everywhere on May 30. The movie will be released simultaneously in IMAX 3D locations nationwide, and we are pleased to present the debut of the elegant IMAX poster.
The advance teasers and trailers have demonstrated Maleficent's magical powers: she can flick a finger and send bodies flying; she can command armies; she can even fly using magnificent wings. We've also gotten a strong hint that she wasn't always a fearsome villain, that something in the past hardened her heart and compelled her to curse the infant Aurora. In this poster, Jolie's ambiguous expression seems to capture the intrigue at the heart of the movie.
What drove Maleficent toward the dark side? What secrets will be revealed? We'll have to wait until May 30, when Jolie and a cast that includes Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton and Miranda Richardson will tell a story that began ... once upon a time.