Angelina Jolie shows her horns in the first image from ‘Maleficent’: amazing?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

This is the “first image” of Angelina Jolie in character as the biggest, baddest villainess EVER, Maleficent. Maleficent is the villainess of the Sleeping Beauty story, and the “retelling” of the classic story is being done by Disney – a live action dark fairy tale in the vein of Snow White and the Huntsman and all of those other live-action fairy tale reboots that have been coming out lately. I’m actually looking forward to this one, though. For several reasons:

1. HER HORNS!!! I love Maleficent’s horns, and if you really look at those things, they are beautifully crafted. This gives me hope that the costumes will be awesome. Think about the magnificent capes, cloaks and sacks Angelina will get to wear! THEN ADD HORNS.

2. Angelina is good at playing “big” scenery-chewing characters. I would actually argue that big characters are her strength, whereas she isn’t great at playing Jane Average.

3. The cast has come together, and it’s looking really interesting. Elle Fanning is Princess Aurora, and the cast now includes Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley.

4. Disney is pouring money into the production, which will film in England. It feels like everyone involved wants to take the time to make a really good film.

5. Angelina Jolie is simply a great Villainess. She’s been playing one for years and years in the tabloids.

Anyway, we won’t get to see Maleficent until March 2014 – a really long way away. But production on the film has officially started, so maybe we’ll have a teaser trailer by the end of the year? Maybe. Hopefully.

Photos courtesy of Disney and WENN.

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  1. carrie says:

    new Lady Gaga pic?

  2. lower-case deb says:

    the lighting and coloring makes the horns look like it’s made out of a thick binbag (opaque blackish). i was rather wishing it was made out of leather-like/more sturdier material with a darker mid-matte/mild-satin black.

    maybe it’s my computer screen that’s mucking it up.

    on the other hand, and on another note, even without seeing, i can be somewhat sure that she won’t be badly served by the makeup. we know that she can rock out blood red liptstick and smokey eyes like no one else (see golden globes for instance). so yeah. :)

    the horns, for me, the jury is still out because i probably need to see a better-lighted picture. or maybe me seeing an optomerist asap. or both.

  3. menlisa says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  4. Jenna says:

    Well, she certainly looks like Maleficent. Still not sure how I feel about it though. We’ll see what this fairytale serves up.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    That header shot…wow…my god, even as an evil villain, she is still so incredibly stunning. She has to be an alien..no human is this beautiful.
    That being said, this will be a rental for me.

    • littlestar says:

      Agreed. Her face is incredible looking to begin with. As an evil witch, even better.

      I also like how the horns look like hair almost. Or black electrical tape haha.

    • lamamu says:

      It’s amazing what a little nose job here and some cheekbone implants there can do for a face. Alien, indeed.

      But she did find a good surgeon. Credit where credit is due.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Lamamu-I’m sure it’s easier to believe that nonsense than to accept that some people are just BORN beautiful. Your need to denegrate her appearance just proves that you are probably not one of the aforementioned naturally beautiful people.

      • NeoCleo says:

        Angie did indeed have cosmetic work done on her nose for sure and quite possibly on her cheeks and chin.

        Regardless, she had a lot of good stuff to work with in the first place.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah ok. I’ll believe it when I talk to her supposed plastic surgeon. *Maybe* some botox but that’s all I think she’s had done. As neither of us know for sure, my speculation is as valid as yours.
        Not that any of it matters or detracts from her beauty, either way.

      • lamamu says:

        Oh, TheOriginalKitten, the thing about growing up in the public eye is that there is photographic evidence of her facial evolution every step of the way. And I agree that she (her plastic surgeon) had great clay to work with, but she did take her face to another level through plastic surgery. (And it has nothing to do with my own appearance. You might argue more effectively if you left out personal insults. But, then again, I wouldn’t be smiling quite so smugly now, if you did. :) )

      • More Lies says:

        So the all the Voights, Bertrands, and Jolie Pitt kids all have had plastic surgery?! Angelina looks JUST like her brother & parents- AND her children. She one of the few that you can prove that hasn’t had any surgery because you’ve seen her grow us and seen pictures of her immediate family & uncles, grandmother, cousins, children etc. There are no big noses or “low” cheek bones, thin lips, or weak jaws in the bunch. Hate makes people blind.

      • Tiffany says:

        I agree that she probably had her nose done. It is WAY different and much thinner in the tip than it used to be. However, I dont think she had anything done to her cheekbones. Her mom had that facial structure as well.

        Yes to the nose work, no to the cheeks.

      • janie says:

        It’s not like we’re claiming she wasn’t already beautiful, and the changes she made were very subtle. A slightly more refined nose makes a huge difference, and she went from being a stunning woman to completely perfect.

        I’m not saying this out of spite! It’s just obvious when you look at comparison photographs. I have no problem with plastic surgery, and she makes me wonder how much prettier I’d be if I got some slight tweaking.

        Evidence: http://www.celebrityplasticsurgery.tv/angelina-jolie-look

      • Rhea says:

        I saw her old music video back when she was younger and I honestly think there’s no surgery on her face. You could see it here. Sometimes her nose seems thinner but sometimes bigger :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngxOgINrlCY

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48M1M-0LUJY&feature=related

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7mhNk96fjw

        I think it’s mostly because of the different angle plus lighting in the movies/pictures, her body weight, make-up tricks and age.

        Don’t we all know our best angle when taking a pictures? I know that if I do one side my nose would look thinner but from the front my nose would seems bigger in the pictures. LOL. There are times when my face looks better if I do some pose. :D

    • lower-case deb says:

      what i like about that jenny packham dress is that theres no sideboob! it’s so easy to sideboob that dress, but thankfully not.

      btw, i found this one on her over the ages, and seems like she doesn’t change drastically as she age. looks okay to me.
      http://theberry.com/2010/10/21/angelina-jolie-throughout-the-years-27-photos/

      and a recent close up, still that wide-bridged nose:
      http://is.gd/nZCyj3

      • Theoriginalkitten says:

        Lamamu-your insistence doesn’t make you more right, you understand this?? You’re “smug” because you THINK you’re right about Angelina Jolie having plastic surgery? That just makes me feel bad for you…

      • Kitten says:

        Lamamu-your insistence doesn’t make you more right, you understand this?? You’re “smug” because you THINK you’re right about Angelina Jolie having plastic surgery? That just makes me feel bad for you…

      • mayamae says:

        Theoriginalkitten and kitten –

        You post under 2 different names? Or someone happened to make an identical comment?

      • Eve says:

        @ Mayamae:

        I don’t know if that’s an attempt at being snarky — a poor one at that, by the way. But if you can see the EXACT SAME comment, posted with the VERY SAME gravatar icon (for both user names), next to at least one name in common between them (Kitten), she’s clearly not trying to pass as somebody else — like you’re trying to suggest.

        Maybe she pressed “submit comment” before she saw “the original” was missing, or maybe she decided to go back to her old name here “Kitten”. I once typed my name too fast and saw the “v” was missing only after I submitted my comment.

        Finally, “TheOriginal” or “Original” are usually added to people’s user names here precisely to avoid their comments to be mistaken with somebody else’s.

        Did I spell it out simple enough for you? Or do you still need hand puppets theater to understand that?

  6. harlequin says:

    She’s wickedly beautiful! I can’t wait for this movie!

    • brin says:

      I thought the same…wicked good!

      • Amelia says:

        I will see it purely on the basis that Sharlto Copely is in it! (Murdoch in the A team reboot and District 9). He doesn’t get nearly enough love on CB

  7. Talie says:

    I think this is the first straight-up *villain* she’s ever played, weirdly enough.

    • Brittney says:

      Straight-up, yeah, but I also feel like Lisa Rowe was the closest she got until this point… and that’s what won her the Oscar. Lisa was humanized along the way, sure, but she was cold-blooded and downright evil at times, and I cannot WAIT to see her at it again.

    • Carpe Diem says:

      MTE, except I guess Beowulf’s mom and didn’t she play Alexander the Great’s mom? (Can’t remember.)

      She awesomes up almost anything, but I doubt this movie is good enough for her. (Or, she’s better than the movie). Not sure about these dark retold fairy tales.

  8. Rhea says:

    Whoaaaa….Even better than I could imagine!!! I agree that playing a big characters are her strength. She just can’t help it. She dominates the screen!! :D

  9. Katija says:

    “Angelina is good at playing “big” scenery-chewing characters. I would actually argue that big characters are her strength, whereas she isn’t great at playing Jane Average.”

    TOTALLY.

    Jolie, you are so not a leading lady. Sorry. Whenever you try to play the straight-faced female protagonist, no one can freaking relate to you, and it’s all just a bit silly.

    But when you play the “character…” OMG. Then you’re amazing. I cite “Girl, Interrupted,” natch.

    • Rhea says:

      You do know she’s the leading lady at most of her box-office movies like Tomb Raider, Wanted, Salt, etc? :) I think you meant that her presence is a dominant in the screen hence she’s better in playing a big characters instead of just a simple-average character without complicated personality.

      • Katija says:

        Yes, LOL, thank you for correcting me. I meant the few times she’s tried to play Reese Witherspoon/Katherine Heigl-ish (leading lady) roles, it’s just…. SOOO unrelatable. She dominates in the “big” roles.

      • Rhea says:

        :D Whenever I see Jolie, I too always want her to do some kick ass in the movie!!LOL. A character with interesting personality instead of your normal next door character for her is the best. I just can’t picture her in a passive-helpless/toned down kind of characters.

    • pwal says:

      Actually, she is a leading lady, just not the dialed down, dilited types that HW is selling today. She’s the leading lady of yesterday – a Stanwyck or Davis who kicked serious ass; unfortunately, she doesn’t have access to the great writing that Stanwyck or Davis had.

      Imagine what Angelina could do if she had a Beyond the Forest-type role – uncompromising in what she wants and believes in. Oh, what… she sorta had that in Wanted, but HW is too cowardly to make a character like that front and central to all of the action.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @pwal, who wrote: “Actually, she is a leading lady, just not the dialed down, dilited types that HW is selling today. She’s the leading lady of yesterday – a Stanwyck or Davis who kicked serious ass; unfortunately, she doesn’t have access to the great writing that Stanwyck or Davis had.”

        Word. And ‘THIS’ is what Clint Eastwood meant when he said that Angelina Jolie reminded him of the great female actresses/movie stars of the 1940′s.

  10. JennK says:

    I’m sorry but as it being my favorite villain, I find her more beautiful here than actually villain like looking. Please make her a little more terrifying.

  11. Lorian says:

    CANNOT. WAIT !!!

    • AmyUSA says:

      me either!!!!! massive disney fan girl, and this movie is my ALL time favourite of all the disney movies – can’t wait for this one to come out!! :)

  12. Mira says:

    Stunning! But what’s with her cheek bone?

  13. Memory30 says:

    Marvelous!!!!! I effing love her I can’t wait for this one.

  14. Eve says:

    I saw this today — they claim it’s the first image of Jolie as Maleficent.

    If that’s the an actual image from the movie, it looks awesome.

    She manages to look creepy and gorgeous here.

    • operagirl says:

      I love the dark fairy tale reboots, and I have to say, ITA — This. Looks. Awesome.

      Fingers crossed!

  15. Memphis says:

    Looks like black duct tape.Hopefully they translate better on screen.

    But I think Angie will nail the part and look great while doing it.

  16. lisa says:

    The thing I always loved about the character was that she was not ugly. She had that cool demeanor. Dark and dangerous. but Beautiful too.

    Love the horns..
    I am so excited. Can’t wait to see her on the screen again. It has been over 2 years. 3 when this opens.

    I bet her girls are loving it..

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Nah, it’s just been two years. “Salt” opened in July 2010. It just ‘seems’ longer because of her awesomeness. :)

  17. casey says:

    She looks FANTASTIC. can’t wait.

  18. Meera says:

    It’s about time Disney hopped on the live action bandwagon!! I would love to see all the movies released during the Disney Renaissance done with real people and computer effects!

    • Amelia says:

      Can you imagine Mulan and Tarzan? When I was a kid, Mulan was always my favourite ^^ Kick ass and noble. And yet Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, who were SPECIFICALLY told not to touch anything sharp and pointy or open the door to strangers get all the love for being stupid.
      Hehe, I’m such a Disney snob :S

  19. olivia says:

    At least Jolie doesn’t have to work hard on Maleficent.
    This is her first character without any pretense of beauty. It must be a relief for the director and the camera men to have green screen, even so. Not a bit like playing the evil queen in Snow White who was so reknown for her great beauty. And she is Executive producing this farce. No wonder it is getting made. Wonder how much of her money she is putting into it.

    • lisa says:

      Wow.. I see you still haven’t gotten help for your over the top hate for Angelina..

      well keep looking.

    • Alex says:

      You do know SWATH was offered to Angelina before anyone else but she rejected it for Maleficent? You Angelina haters try too hard.

      • TK says:

        The role was, in fact, peddled around between a few Hollywood leading ladies, including Jolie, Winona Ryder (who has arguably been on the decline for some time now), and Charlize Theron.

        Theron was actually always the preferred choice.

        Not a Jolie lover nor a hater. I work in the industry and just felt the need to clarify.

    • sullivan says:

      Wow. Olivia wins the award for most ridiculous comment.

  20. Cathy says:

    Hmmmm don’t know what to think. I haven’t seen to many of her movies, but I might just rent this one. But I got a while to decide so I’ll just wait and see.

  21. NM6804 says:

    I hope they are not going to overhype it because they have a LONG way to go before this puppy gets released.

    Jolie has already provided some quotes about it months before production even began and now they are already showing pictures? Let’s hope all the Disney remakes are still “in” by the time this one gets released.

    The picture looks great though, I’m also curious about the costumes. I’m really rooting for Fanning (especially her!) but the other cast members are awesome too (Staunton!).

    • lower-case deb says:

      i saw Babel on TV the other day, Fanning was great in it :) I forgot she was in it. So I guess she’s familiar with how the JPs roll, sort of?

      • NM6804 says:

        I fell in love with her during “Super 8″ (didn’t even know she was a Fanning =S). I NEED to see her other work, I think it’s going to be Babel or Reservation Road next. That girl has so much talent…

    • Heebeegeebee says:

      No no no for Fanning. A wonderful actress no doubt but too mousy for this (and young?)

  22. annaloo. says:

    weirdly, I still think Angelina is too young to be Maleficent! I always envisions her as someone in her 40s into 50′s….that said, I had hoped that the ageless Tilda Swinton would play her

    Regardless, Ms. Jolie looks stunning, and I’m sure it will be an amazing production.

    • Rose says:

      YESSS!
      I always wanted Tilda to play this part. I feel like Angelina Jolie will get swept up in her own sexuality and just rasp/sway herself through this movie without injecting any real villain personality into the role.

      • spinner says:

        Tilda Swinton would have been the perfect choice for this character. I need this to happen. She would have really delivered.

      • NM6804 says:

        Agreed, Swinton would be amazing but she already played an evil queen character so I don’t want to typecast her. She can play different roles and completely become them. For her to play an evil queen every time such projects come up would be a waste of her talent.

        I also agree about Jolie not trying to sexualize the part like she often does. She can act so there’s no need to distract audiences from crappy acting with sexual innuendos =).

        Besides, she herself already said that they were going to try and soften the character and explain the evil which I hope isn’t true. Evil is evil, let’s keep Maleficent who she is and not try and excuse her, it takes the edge away and completely ruins a classic story.

    • Mira says:

      I’m not big on Jolie, but this image is more than stunning. I agree with you, however. Tilda Swinton would have been perfect. Jolie has a larger than life off-screen personality and I hope that won’t take the attention away from the character.

    • Jackie O says:

      tilda would have been perfect!

    • pwal says:

      If you want to see Swinton so bad, rent the Narnia movies, you know, the flicks in which she portrayed an evil witch… what… two or three times?

  23. yuya says:

    Did they add a bump to her nose?

  24. Reece says:

    OOOH!!! Now I want to see this. This looks amazing!
    Nobody does the fairy tales better than Disney.

  25. nnire says:

    i was more excited to read that Imelda Staunton was cast as one of the fairies. i’ve always thought she’d be a fantastic Merryweather (or in this film, Knotgrass).

    • ahoyhoy says:

      THANK YOU for the Imelda Staunton love. She is one of the most talented character actresses/Broadway actresses working today.

      –full disclosure: I never saw any Harry Potter film. But she is SO great in the original London cast of “Into the Woods”, she was hilarious in “Sense & Sensibility”, etc—too many to mention!

      • lower-case deb says:

        oh! i forgot she was in sense&sensibility. she and hugh laurie had me all in stitches.

        oh and vera drake. chills just from remembering her in that film. actually the whole film was,.

      • Veruca says:

        If you love Staunton, then you really must see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. She’s amazing.

        I’m also super-psyched for Miranda!

      • nnire says:

        she is amaaaaaaazing in the Harry Potter movie!!!! her turn as Dolores Umbridge was definitely one of the best performances of the entire film series. talk about *evil*!

        in short, i think that everything that Imelda does is genius. great comedian (Psychoville, Cranford), fantastic dramatic actor (Vera Drake anyone?). i could go on.

  26. serena says:

    This is gonna be amazing, I know it already.

  27. lisa says:

    I’m so loving the cast as well. So many Harry Potter actors.. YEAH.

  28. Katyusha says:

    She’s…perfect.

  29. phlyfiremama says:

    I think it is an AWESOME picture. As a former theatrical costume designer, I look forward to seeing what they come up with. Often, films re-use costumes but for this one they need to build from the ground up~don’t cut corners there! This looks like it will be amazing.

  30. Oh my god I can’t wait for this movie! She’s gorgeous yet creepy in the picture and the cast is SO good.

    March 2014 can’t be here fast enough! :D

    • anon says:

      “March 2014 can’t be here fast enough!”
      Yes it can get here fast enough at my age.
      LOL :-)

  31. Ming says:

    The horns remind me more of “Evil” from “Time Bandits”.

    David Warner > Angelina Jolie.

  32. sup says:

    i love how she is still loyal to her love for the evil queen thing. she doesn’t play the girl next door roles to change her image in the public eye. she is willing to do this role despite risking the old angie image making a comeback. kudos to her

  33. vv says:

    I was expecting less Halloween-y leather horns and more…actual horn. Yanno?

    Maybe they’ll do some CGI to them suckers, I don’t know, but she is truly beautiful.

  34. Christian says:

    Please don’t let her affect an English accent. Her efforts at accents are always awful.

  35. SolitaryAngel says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to see more!!

  36. Jackie O says:

    for me, her personal life has eclipsed her acting life to such a degree, that i am too tired of her to be excited about her movies.

    maybe, if i get a break, i will be ready for her again in 2014.

    • Mira says:

      Exactly and it’s the same for Brad. The first thing I think of when someone mentions Jolie and Pitt is their over exposed private lives and not their movies. I think of Fight Club, Seven, and Snatch for Brad but Jolie stops at Girl, Interrupted for me.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yup. Girl, Interrupted and Gina. Everything else I’ve seen her in since has delivered lukewarm performances imo. Brad is a solid actor but there are so many more talented actors that bring a level of excitement that Brad (for me) lacks.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree too – like a few other actors, their private lives have overshadowed their careers.

    • Mira says:

      @Kitten

      I like Brad as a producer – The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James, The Tree of Life etc. I didn’t know that he also produced a movie by Rebecca Miller. Anyway, like you said, Brad is a good actor but he does not excite me either. I have never waited for ‘that’ Pitt movie to be released like I do for, say, Joaquin Phoenix in The Master or DDL in Lincoln, or previously Bale in The Fighter etc.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        oops meant “GIA” not “gina” ;) Brad was a producer on The Departed? Had no idea..
        Perhaps, like Affleck, Pitt’s strength is behind the camera? All those actors and roles you listed are great examples of perfomances that I get excited about.
        Also, I usually get more ramped up depending on the director that is attached to the movie. For example, PT Anderson’s The Master.

      • Mira says:

        I wanted to say the same, my first choice for seeing a movie is the director :) And it’s almost always safe to assume that a good director will make a good casting call. The Master is primarily exciting because of PTA and then because of JP and PSH. And yes, Brad produced The Departed. It was a full on Plan B production.

  37. Madpoe says:

    “Sleeping Beauty” is all time favorite Disney movie!!

    I pray this does not mangle my childhood.

    I was hesistant to see Kstew’s Snow White, but Charlize won me in that one. *Fingers crossed*

  38. F5 says:

    This is gonna go straight to youtube ._.

  39. Eleonor says:

    AMAZING. That’s why I think she could be a kickass Catwoman.

  40. Lisa Turtle says:

    I miss seeing Angelina on the big screen. I’m thinking this is going to be an epic role for her. One for the books.

  41. foozy says:

    magnificent!!! can’t wait!!!! go angie…

  42. midnightmoon says:

    i’m imagining a movie someday with her and charlize in a massive throwdown. the chinese make amazing imaginary movies (green snake is cool-check it out on netflix), and i’ve seen a few others that really rock. if she could find a property that would allow her and charlize to fight each other-i would SEE that. even better? if they were lovers… i think i could get on the angelina bandwagon if she’d do it onscreen with charlize.

    okay. enough with the dream time. back to work… oh, yeah! i don’t work anymore. :)

    • Prim says:

      That would be cool except Angelina doesn’t seem like the type to share the screen with another female star of her age and glamour. A male peer, but not a female one. She’s not a girl’s girl.

    • tonina says:

      Or the White-Haired Bride, maybe?

  43. Dee Cee says:

    Go-Go Jolie..

  44. Prim says:

    I have to disagree with Kaiser. Angelina is usually horrible at playing big characters. Too phoney. Her acting will probably be horrible and cheesy, but she looks like the character. Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen makes her look ugly though.

  45. dj says:

    Wow! I am now going to have to see this movie. She looks wickedly beautiful! I love how much she commits herself to this/any roles. Julia Roberts pffft!

  46. Bird says:

    She looks grotesque.

  47. anom says:

    i like charlize’s take on ‘the dark side” in her movie. angie is portraying a different “dark sided character” in a different movie. why some want to make charlize “better” than angie is stupid and biased.

  48. dahlianoir says:

    March 2014 ? MARCH 2014 ? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy so long ? *cries* LaJolie looks incredibly awesome btw !

  49. Sweettart says:

    I don’t really care for Jolie, but I think she looks great as Malificent. You’re right, she does make a great villianess.

  50. Trek Girl says:

    Perfect – absolutely perfect. I don’t think they could have found a better actress for this role.

    I love Miranda Richardson as well. She was wonderful as Queen Mab in “Merlin”, and Lady of the Lake in “Merlin’s Apprentice”.

  51. Hunter says:

    Am I the only one who thinks these horns are beautiful and obviously made of feathers?!?!!

    I don’t see how you think it looks like cheap leather.

    Elle Fanning is awesome, this will be great.

  52. kitty bye says:

    EEK! I think my first movie with Tom Cruise “LEGEND” had a devil with horns now those scared the *&%$ out of me. These look more stuffed animal – spongey lol.

  53. dillene says:

    She has the look down, but a big part of Malificent’s appeal was Eleanor Audley’s magnificent voice. I hope Angelina can get her pitch that low.

  54. The Original Mia says:

    She looks amazing! Cannot wait!

  55. Jill says:

    Stunning!! I agree she is absolutely beautiful! She looks the part so well. Even as a villain she still looks gorgeous.

  56. Isabel says:

    First thing I thought of when seeing this picture is Marilyn Manson’s video the Nobodies. Exact same makeup, weird colored eyes etc.. haha

  57. Red Granny says:

    Love her with horns!

  58. original lucy says:

    perfect casting!

  59. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Looks amazing. I like the casting so far so I’m kind of excited to see this. Snow White and the Huntsman was enjoyable so I think this will be too.

  60. lucy2 says:

    Not a big fan of her acting, but I think this might be a good role for her. I’m a little freaked out by how sharp her cheekbone looks though.
    Will be interesting to see how it compares with Snow White – Charlize was fantastic in that.

  61. Mandy says:

    SO excited to see this! Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Disney movie when I was a kid. I have a feeling Angelina will not let us down!

  62. Mar says:

    She is so amazingly gorgeous- but she 100% had a nose job and it was probably in her very young 20s. Do a side by side from her early days vs. now her nose is way more defined now

  63. Mar says:

    She is so amazingly gorgeous- but she 100% had a nose job and it was probably in her very young 20s. Do a side by side from her early days vs. now her nose is way more defined now- never the less it not a face changer

  64. GrandPoobah says:

    She looks great but like someone said above, what was spectacular about the cartoon version was Maleficent’s (Eleanor Audley’s) incredible voice.

    Jolie has such a nondescript voice. Hopefully it’ll be so visually interesting that you don’t notice her boring voice.

    Aside from that, I hope she doesn’t sexualize her-there is nothing sexy about this witch. She’s beautiful in a purely aesthetic sense; there isn’t supposed to be anything even remotely sexually appealing about her. She’s sort of asexual in her beauty-like Tilda Swinton.

    I wonder how much of the film will feature her as the Mistress of All Evil and how much will be about her genesis? I mean, obviously they’ve cast Aurora so there is going to be some of the Sleeping Beauty story weaved in but how the heck long is this movie going to be if they’ve got both Maleficent’s transformation AND Aurora who seems to come along pretty long after Maleficent gets established.

    I don’t want this to be an exposition-fest or a flashback-fest like Snow White and the Huntsman was.

  65. She was absolutley sexy mad in Beowulf.I’m sooo looking forward to this movie!!

    • Ok,I’m back.I actually had meant to get all looney-fied,but my little son started crying.Anyhoo,I hope her costumes will be as awesome as Charlize’s in the Huntsman.I watched a program on how they made her dresses for the movie.They were actually quite amazing.I think they could do better with the horns,but we’ll see.It’s only one pic.

  66. the original bellaluna says:

    She looks GREAT as Maleficent!

    But who’s playing the bird? Will he be trained or CGI?

  67. Ranga says:

    I was hoping she would have greenish skin!

    • original lucy says:

      They just started production on the movie, so I’m sure they are trying things out…her skin may be greenish in the movie…they may even change the horns…but whatever, Angie is perfect for this part…those that mentioned Tilda…I’m sorry, I think she looks like an android! I think she is a brilliant actress, but beautiful, c’mon people….

  68. mayamae says:

    143 comments and not one mention of Jennifer Aniston – it’s a miracle.

  69. Lurkeelee says:

    This is awesome. Cannot wait for this movie. This is type of role Angelina does best.

  70. Randy says:

    Looks like her nose has collapsed.

  71. Skinnybetch says:

    Angelina does bitchy, intense, and scary really well. . I definitely think she’s going to pull this one off. .

  72. mayamae says:

    I think the movie looks great and Angelina is gorgeous.

  73. Carpe Diem says:

    Hmm, also I think disney needs to be careful about casting awesome villainesses against weaker heroes. If the movie’s uneven, it’s just bad, cf Snow White/Huntsman. WTH? Cast an equally awesome hero with the villain and have a real blockbuster.

  74. Katherine says:

    Okay, that’s obviously a hat Maleficent is wearing and the hat is covering her horns. You can see that the black hat material isn’t supposed to be part of her skin by how it lies on her forehead. So maybe under that “hat” are the real CGI horns.

    Maybe she turns green when she gets mad or ramps up her evil or something. I can’t imagine that they’re going to give away things like that this early on.

    I’m thinking Maleficient was with Aurora’s dad first but wouldn’t have his children because she was too obsessed trying to stay youthful and beautiful taking all kinds of evil potions and doing evil Pilates in the dungeon’s gym so he left her for his new Queen and poor Maleficient can’t help what a stalking beyotch she has become. Yea, that’s the ticket.