First Look: Disney Releases The First Image Of Angelina Jolie In ‘Maleficent’


Back in January of 2010 we first learned that a live action adaptation was going into production that would focus on the character of Maleficent from the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. In March of this year, we learned officially that actress Angelina Jolie won the lead role and would be playing the sorceress in the film. Today we get our first look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, which you can check out below.

“I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.” Most moms don’t get the chance to say something like that, but Angelina Jolie is an unusual case. When she said this to EW, plans for the film version of Maleficent were still a few months off, but production is now underway on the update to the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Disney has released the first image of the actress as the villainess in this live-action twist, which focuses not on the good princess Aurora, but on the backstory that led Maleficent to turn against the fairy-tale kingdom.

This is a great first look at the character. We get a good sense of how Maleficent will look in the film but there is still so much that we don’t know about the character. I’m hesitant to call her a villain because it sounds to me like the film will focus on Maleficent as a misunderstood character … kind of like how Elphaba, the so-called Wicked Witch of the West, is portrayed in the Broadway musical Wicked. I am really excited by this film and I am really eager to see more. Filming has just gotten underway so hopefully, we’ll get more sneak peeks soon. My guess is that this film will be kept under tight wraps on a soundstage somewhere so we will likely not get to see many candid shots from the set … but Disney is pretty good with the release of promo materials so … I bet we’ll see more sometime this Summer. As for this first look, what do y’all think? Do you like this first image of Maleficent?


  • Lauri

    I usually don’t like Jolie but I feel like this is a roll I’d want to watch her in!

    • Kiki

      Haha! I agree. I always thought she looks so much like the evil queen in Disney’s animated Snow White.

  • Meghan

    This actually makes me want to see this!

  • Geret

    Perfect casting!
    And hello… EVERYONE was invited to the party except for Maleficent… I’d be a little pissed too!

  • Krissy

    I can’t help it! The cheekbone ridges remind me of Gaga.

    I think Jolie will be great in this role, as long as she doesn’t use the voice she took in Alexander. ;)

  • PetaF

    I also am not a fan of Angelina… But this looks like its 100% her role. I’m officially excited!

  • RDC

    I just hope they don’t make this into a movie like “Mirror Mirror”.. Ugh…
    Love Angelina in this look tho! :) I hope Disney doesn’t disappoint!

  • Firegalz

    she has a penchant for sinister roles doesn’t it? even though im not a jolie fan , i am excited to see this movie! :D i expect more than charlize’s queen role in snow white & the huntsman..

  • BCDanielle

    I can’t wait to see this film!

  • Sarah

    AMAZ-BALLS! Love this!!!

  • debra

    I thing she looks great.. Beautiful. The cheeks are prosthetic. I just can not wait.

  • Anna

    who’s directing it?