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‘Maleficent’ Poster: Angelina Jolie Stuns As The ‘Mistress Of All Evil’

Tue, November 12, 2013 11:15am EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments
Maleficent Poster Angelina Jolie
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

We’re still months away from the summer release of Disney’s highly anticipated Maleficent biopic, but at least we have this new poster to tide us over until then.

Don’t bother checking your thermostat. Your goosebumps have absolutely nothing to do with the temperature — and everything to do with this chilling new Maleficent poster, which gives us our closest look (thus far) at Angelina Jolie in all her Disney villain glory! Released Nov. 12, this poster is only the second look we’ve gotten at Angelina in-character, but what a look it is!

“Ever since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favorite,” Angelina told the crowd at Disney’s D23 Expo in Aug. 2013. “No surprise. I was terrified of her, but I was so drawn to her. I wanted to know more about her; I wanted to know what she was like.”

Well, we’re about to find out! The first trailer for the buzzworthy flick will be released Nov. 13.

‘Maleficent’: What’s The Movie All About?

Here’s the official description of the film, per Walt Disney Studios:

From Disney comes ‘Maleficent’ — the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic ‘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.

We’re all about turning classic stories upside down — why do you think we love Once Upon A Time so much? — so we can’t wait for Maleficent to hit theaters this summer!

WATCH: Angelina Jolie Talks ‘Maleficent’ At D23 Expo

— Andy Swift

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