It’s a magnificent Maleficent week as the Maleficent poster premiered yesterday with Angelina Jolie as the classic Disney villain. Now, today, we’ve got the first trailer and it is simply chill-inducing. And yes, a little jaw-dropping.
Elle Fanning narrates the first few moments where we get the idea that this entity has been following her her whole life. She’s curious what this thing is, completely unaware that it is Jolie’s Maleficent.
Fanning even says to the lurking dark presence, “Don’t be afraid.” To which Jolie’s Maleficent says, “I’m not afraid.” Fanning replies, “Then come out.” And then the trailer’s payoff line arrives as Jolie utters, “Then you’ll be afraid.”