Angelina Jolie Says MALEFICENT 2 is Going To Be a "Really Strong Sequel"
I'll be honest, I wasn't a big fan of what Disney did with Maleficent. I liked the character as a hardcore insane villain, but they wanted to give her more heroic qualities in this retooled version of the character. I'm just more interested in the villainous side of the character. Regardless of that, Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role.
While at the Telluride Film Festival, the actress said that she planned on returning to acting after directing her latest film First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. The first film on her list is the Maleficent sequel. In regards to that she says:
“I am now the breadwinner for the family, so it’s time. We have been working on the script and this is going to be a really strong sequel.”
Universal Pictures wants her to do The Bride of Frankenstein, but she has yet to officially sign on to that. It seems like the kind of project that would suit her, though.
Maleficent was directed by Robert Stromberg and told the story of "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."
I don't really need to see a sequel to the film, but who knows, maybe it will turn out to be a good strong film that Jolie thinks it will be. Again, I just don't like how the character is portrayed in the films.
What did you think of Maleficent and are you excited to hear the sequel is moving forward?