Maleficent, everyone’s favorite Disney villain, is coming back to the big screen.
But not in an animated Sleeping Beauty sequel. In a live action movie. And she’ll be portrayed by Angelina Jolie, no less.
The movie, which is scheduled to be released in early 2014, will offer us a kinder view of the sinister Maleficent. This incarnation of the character is a “misunderstood sorceress who ultimately turns evil,” according to E! Online.
The name Maleficent can be traced back to the Latin word maleficus, meaning “wicked, vicious, criminal.” Fitting for an evil sorceress, but how about a baby?
Do you think we’ll see baby girls named Maleficent when the movie comes out?
Update, 5/7/16: Maleficent has debuted on the SSA’s list! Five baby girls got the name in 2015. (The film may have given the name Aurora a boost as well, though it’s hard to tell, as Aurora was already on the rise.)