Maleficent, Aurora

A new behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is out and those high cheekbones (enhanced by makeup and prosthetics) are back as well. Watch as Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer and other members of the cast reflect on the legacy of the iconic villain and the brand-new chapter in her story.

These featurettes are getting less-and-less about giving us a peek at how the movie is made and more and more just another marketing trailer. I wish they’d go back to the old way and just call this what it is – a movie trailer.

That said, I’m all about a Maleficent sequel. I love the direction Disney went with the original and trust that the second film will surprise us again.

About the film:

“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. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

See Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” when it hits theaters nationwide October 18, 2019.