LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The sequel to Walt Disney Co’s 2014 hit “Maleficent,” which begins rolling out in global theaters on Wednesday, puts three women at the center of a fight for control between humans and fairies.
Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” as the titular villain and dark fairy godmother to Aurora, the queen of the fairies played by Elle Fanning.
When Aurora becomes engaged to the human Prince Phillip, the pending marriage brings Maleficent in conflict with Aurora’s future mother-in-law, Queen Ingrith, who is played by Michelle Pfeiffer.
It is the rare Hollywood movie where men are in secondary roles. “They’re just not the focus” in this film, Pfeiffer told Reuters in an interview.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, in the role of a mysterious figure named Conall, said the movie plays with many of the traditional narratives typical to fairy tales.
“There’s like 100 tropes that are exploded in this film,” Ejiofor said. “Seeing those…
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