MALEFICENT: First Good Look At Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville & Juno Temple As The Pixies

Not the band! We've glimpsed them flying around in the trailers, but now we have our first proper look at Staunton (Harry Potter, Manville (Vera Drake) and Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) as the three pixies; 'Knotgrass', 'Flittle', and 'Thistletwit'.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/7/2014


From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” 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.


The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.
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staypuffed - 3/7/2014, 7:59 PM
ugh
RR51 - 3/7/2014, 8:00 PM
I hope that's still in progress.
AlternateNo4 - 3/7/2014, 8:06 PM
wait why did they change the names?

wait why do i care?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/7/2014, 8:07 PM
Ok then
Scarilian - 3/7/2014, 8:12 PM
I had high hopes for the movie to be a dark portrayal focusing on Maleficent in a similar way to 'Wicked' however now my hopes having being dashed. Wont be watching.
JamesMan - 3/7/2014, 8:15 PM
Angelina Jolie will kill it as Maleficent!

DelTorite - 3/7/2014, 8:17 PM
Dragon or gtfo.
EagleEye21 - 3/7/2014, 8:21 PM
KILL THEM WITH FIRE!!!
JumpingSpider - 3/7/2014, 8:27 PM
I'd hate to meet Thistletwit's sister, Thistletwat.
MightyZeus - 3/7/2014, 8:31 PM
They look....weird. Way too weird for me man.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/7/2014, 8:32 PM
That is CGI right? Is that really necessary? Just green screen the real actresses
Ceejay - 3/7/2014, 8:46 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - Well unless you know actresses that can change their body proportions magically then yes, it has to use digital technology to make them look like pixies with abnormally proportioned bodies. Otherwise they'd just appear as scaled down women like Barbie dolls.

Why are people so quick to complain about the use of digital technology in modern movies? I don't see many people going to work on horseback or taking their laundry to the local river to wash. Without digital tech you simply would not have half the Superhero movies looking the way they did let alone be filmed at all. People who cry out for FX to be the same as the old techniques they got used to seeing in their childhood really are stuck in a period, move on for crissake. I've lived through the 70's, 80's and 90's to now and FX for movies have never been better. Long may it continue to improve!
pesmerga44 - 3/7/2014, 9:02 PM
So Disney is making easily their second greatest villain behind Judge Frollo into a hero that does some bad stuff but in the end protects the kingdom. Well that sounds like shit to me that is issue with movies like this and it is going to be the same with Venom or Sinister Six they are villains staring in their own movie which means you have to make them into heroes or so sympathetic you root for them but really they aren't evil. Sure Angelina looks good and looks like Maleficent but the movie sound like complete and utter shit.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/7/2014, 9:08 PM
I've got this.
Praetorian - 3/7/2014, 9:31 PM
There names are: Merryweather, Flora and Fauna you [foo foo]s.
JoeMomma29 - 3/7/2014, 9:32 PM
Ummmmm those look odd and creepy!
JoeMomma29 - 3/7/2014, 9:34 PM
Sid was hoping to get a part in this movie!

JoeMomma29 - 3/7/2014, 9:37 PM
Even Pasto auditioned as well.......

mctrinket - 3/7/2014, 10:46 PM
Melkaticox - 3/8/2014, 12:08 AM
@AlternateNo4, Praetorian No they're not. These are not the protagonist of the original Sleeping B-- errr, the three fairies from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. These are three unrelated fairies.
mgeoff88 - 3/8/2014, 3:34 AM
If they were trying to make them look creepy, mission accomplished.
konoyaro - 3/8/2014, 5:47 AM
creepy as hell
marvel72 - 3/8/2014, 7:25 AM
can't believe this movie actually looks good.
MantiniumBorn - 3/8/2014, 8:38 AM
The only problem,I have with this film is this,will Disney make MALEFICENT a better villain then all those MCU villains they butchered,I couldn't stand a Disney Princess being more hardcore and used better then Malekieth,Mandarin etc,etc.
RetroFit - 3/8/2014, 9:07 AM
This and 'Jungle Book' are my favourite Disney movies of all time. Why on earth would they change their names? And why are they pixies now instead of fairies? Honestly. What the HELL is so hard about making these movies in a way that doesn't piss everybody off? HONESTLY!

RetroFit - 3/8/2014, 9:12 AM
They should have just used the brownies from 'Willow'. They would have worked better than Twiddletwat or whatever they HELL stupid name they made up to make an on-going joke of the faeries.

manofmidgard - 3/8/2014, 11:53 AM
since they are retconning them into pixies, maybe tinkerbell will make a cameo. if fox can have a shared universe with only spiderman and fantastic four, why not disney? heck, maybe the wasp will be a pixie now and be in there too. since they couldn't manage to get her into the avengers. (jk) hee hee.
wookiefit76 - 3/8/2014, 2:05 PM
@ Ceejay

Agreed! And all movies have CGI in them now. All movies. You may not realize it, but they do.
Melkaticox - 3/8/2014, 2:26 PM
@RetroFit, manofmidgard Oh, the humanity...
imaginejim - 3/9/2014, 1:35 PM
@RetroFit: I'm not pissed off so there, they managed to make this movie without pissing everyone off. You should be happy now. They accomplished that mission. Have a cupcake! :)

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