With Maleficent in theaters on May 30, it’s time to take a closer look at the cast of Maleficent. Who is the cast of Maleficent? Great question! Let’s take a look at the cast of the film’s mysterious story? Also, bonus, let’s talk about Maleficent’s Wings and the cast of Maleficent 2.

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Meet the Cast of Maleficent

Maleficent

Driven by relentless revenge and a fierce passion for protecting her land from invaders, the now vindictive and ruthless Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the human king’s newborn baby, Aurora.

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Princess Aurora

A curious and thoughtful child who develops a bond with nature that rivals only Maleficent’s. As she grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict. One between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. She is in the cast of Maleficent 2.

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Diaval

Diaval is Maleficent’s loyal servant, who, on her command, can take on different forms to suit her purposes. He serves as Maleficent’s conscience and has strong beliefs, which he is not afraid to act on. He is in the cast of Maleficent 2.

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King Stefan

King Stefan is a childhood friend of Maleficent’s who comes from the human kingdom outside of the forest Maleficent calls home. Over time, Stefan becomes consumed with his ambition to be King and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.

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The 3 Fairies in the cast of Maleficent – Knotgrass, Flittle, Thistlewit

The three inept Flower Pixies are charged with caring for Aurora until her sixteenth birthday. Knotgrass is a tangled knot of bad humor, bossiness, and a superior to the other two Pixies. Flittle is a blue Flower Pixie. She always has butterflies flying around her head. Thistlewit, the youngest of the Pixies, is always giddy, playful, and childlike. (spoiler, all three Flower Pixies are in the cast of Maleficent 2.)

What Kind of Fairy is Maleficent

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.

Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.

Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

Maleficent’s Wings

Walt Disney Pictures has done it again. I was initially sucked in with ABC’s Once Upon a Time that took iconic fairy tale characters and placing them in our modern-day world. And now you’re bringing us Maleficent with the blockbuster star Angelina Jolie as the headliner. This will be crazy spectacular!

Why Does Maleficent Have Wings

I was already captivated by the overall premise of Maleficent’s story. The notorious villain first appeared in Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty. In the story, Maleficent is a fairy who suffers a disfiguring injury at the hands of her childhood love interest, causing her to become dark and evil. She places a curse on Princess Aurora, and the rest of the story plays out as we all know it.

Similar to the fantastic story of Wicked, This film tells the true story of an emotionally and physically scarred witch or fairy from her own perspective. Wicked is clever and highly entertaining. Now we get the same kind of moving and entertaining story with the release of Disney’s Maleficent.

Today, Disney released a new image of Maleficent with wings and a teaser trailer that’s got fangirls (and fanwomen?) shrieking with delight. Have a peek:

Wait, Maleficent has wings?!? Does Maleficent have wings in Sleeping Beauty? What happened to Maleficent’s wings? How did I not know this? Seriously, that’s crazy awesome! First off, how insanely cool does Maleficent look with those massively evil-looking suckers? This makes me pray to the gods of animation that Disney will bring the wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons cartoon to the big screen so we can see a live-action Venger!

How Does Maleficent Get Her Wings Back?

In the trailer, Maleficent reveals that she had wings but they were “stolen.” She doesn’t actually say that her wings were torn from her with iron in a battle. Yikes! But why did Maleficent have wings and what kind of fairy was Maleficent that this could happen to her? Hmmm………

Could it be that she was a fairy that seemed to lean a bit more towards the naughty side? Did she tick off Mayor McFairy one too many times and he ordered her wings removed? That alone would certainly be enough to turn any fairy evil and determined to seek revenge.

Here is why I don’t really buy that theory: Maleficent is kind of tall. Aren’t fairies dainty little creatures?

My instincts tell me that Maleficent was a winged sorceress long ago and was working for the kingdom. I think that, at some point, she did something so heinous that she angered King Henry and he ordered Maleficent’s wings to be removed as punishment. That would certainly explain her disdain for the king’s infant daughter Aurora. Is there an act of more horrible revenge on the planet than hurting someone’s child?

What I really want to know is why were Maleficent’s wings stolen and does she get her wings back?

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