Oh, Disney, you’ve done it again. You sucked me in with ABC’s Once Upon a Time by taking popular fairy tale characters and setting them in our modern day world.
And now you’re bringing us Maleficent, a sure-to-be monster hit even if Angelina Jolie wasn’t in it. But she is. So it’ll be crazytacular!
I was already seriously intrigued by Maleficent just based on the overall premise. Wicked’s a fantastic story because it tells you the true story of the Wicked Witch of the West from her point of view. Clever and highly entertaining. Now we get the same kind of treatment for one of the most notorious Disney Villains of all time: Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent .
Today, however, Disney released a new image and new teaser trailer that’s got fangirls (and fanwomen?) squealing and squeeing with delight. Take a peek:
If you listen to the trailer, Maleficent mentions she had wings but they were “stolen.” Not that they were ripped off in battle. Not that she lost them. Nope, Maleficent’s wings were stolen!
Hmmm. There’s also talk of fairies, who have wings. So was Maleficent a fairy? Could be. Perhaps she was one of them but seemed to lean a bit more towards the naughty side. Maybe she ticked off Mayor McFairy one too many times and he ordered her wings magically removed? That’d certainly be enough to turn any fairy evil and hellbent on revenge.
Except Maleficent ‘s kind of tall. Fairies are really small. So I don’t buy that theory.
No, she seems to have it in for Princess Aurora and her poppa King NAME.
My guess is she was a sorceress long ago, working for the kingdom. At some point, she did something so heinous that she angered the king and he ordered Maleficent’s wings to be removed as punishment. That would certainly explain her anger towards the infant Auroa. Is there a better revenge on the planet than hurting someone’s child?
A full trailer hits tomorrow and perhaps holds even more pieces of the puzzle behind Maleficent’s wings.
What do you think happened to Maleficent’s wings?