It’s no secret that playing the bad guy is always more interesting than playing a good guy. Being a moustache-twirling baddie is just heaps more fun than being a dour princess or some goody two shoes Prince Charming. Angelina Jolie is sure privy to this fact in a new poster for Maleficent. The poster features our first glimpse of the sneering villain, and Jolie gives the camera her best glare with piercing green eyes that are packed with wicked intentions. While we have to wait for Maleficent to send a chill down our spine this summer, why not assess some of the most wicked looking live-action Disney villains?
Captain Hook (Hook)
Dustin Hoffman isn’t terribly threatening since he’s clearly pushing up the camp in Hook’s modernized retelling of the Peter Pan myth. In fact he’s sort of a lame-o, but he does win some points for that glorious mustache of his. Just think about how many times he could twirl that thing as he thinks of the best ways to flay Robin Williams alive. Plus, “RUFIOOOOO!”
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
The one thing that makes us angrier than killing Rufio is trying to turn 101 puppies into speckled coats that would have been super tacky by the time they got made anyway. Glen Close’s Cruella De Vil gets this spot easily. Plus her crazy two-tone hair is more than a little unsettling.
Ravenna (Snow White and The Huntsman)
Charlize Theron might have been the only one really flexing their acting muscles in Snow White in the Huntsman and flex them she did because she looked monumentally terrifying in that movie. That scowl she puts on when that weird mirror of hers picks Snow White over her still gives us nightmares, but so does Kristen Stewart’s acting.
We obviously haven’t seen the film yet, but we can safetly put Jolie’s Maleficent on this list by just looking at the poster. From her sallow white skin to her blood red lips, she might as well as be evil personified if she’s as terrifying in the film as she is in this first image.