'Maleficent': Five new character posters released
Less than a month before Angelina Jolie casts her spell on us as Maleficent, Disney has released five magical new character posters. Along with stars Jolie and Elle Fanning, the posters showcase Sam Riley as Diaval (Maleficient’s right hand man), Sharlto Copley as Aurora’s father King Stefan, and Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville as the tale’s three fairies (along with some other fantastical-looking forest creatures).
A live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent takes on the studio’s 1959 fairytale from evil’s point of view — digging deep into the heart of one of Disney’s most iconic villains, and explaining how she came to curse baby Aurora in the first place. Check out the intense and haunting posters below — what do you think?
Maleficent arrives in theaters on May 30.