Everyone knows that all good fairytales end in a kiss or marriage of the perfect prince and princess. But it looks like Disney is no longer interested in telling those types of stories, as we see in the newest trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
Back when we covered the teaser trailer, it looked like Aurora and Maleficent were going to be teaming up to take down Michelle Pfeiffer’s evil Queen Ingrith, who threatens the magical creatures that Maleficient protects, and it looks like Prince Phillip would be joining them. However, with the advent of the full trailer, the story is turning out to be a little different. Aurora and Phillip get engaged but Maleficent, acting as Aurora’s parental figure, is none too pleased by the news. When they go to meet Phillip’s family, Maleficent feels threatened by Ingrith’s passive-aggressive remarks about her and Aurora, and moves to leave. Aurora seems, however, to side with her fiancé and his family, a move that does not go over well. Ingrith uses it as an excuse to attack the magical creatures, and a major battle ensues.
The biggest surprise of the trailer is that, unlike previously though, Maleficent is not the last of her kind. After getting attacked, she is saved by a mysterious winged fairy that looks like her, and gets taken to a secret location where there is a whole community. It looks like the central theme of the film will be loyalty, with both Maleficent and Aurora needing to decide if they stay true to their people or to each other.
The film was written by Linda Woolverton (who wrote Maleficent) and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, and directed by Joachim Rønning, who directed the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premieres in theaters on October 18, 2019.