EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sharlto Copley Talks 'Maleficent,' 'Chappie' and 'The A-Team' Sequel that Could Have Been

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:52
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Opening in theaters on May 30th is the new Disney film Maleficent, which is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The movie was directed by production designer and first time feature film director Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful), and stars Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey) as the title character. In addition to Jolie, the cast also includes Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Sam Riley (Control), Brenton Thwaites (Oculus), Lesley Manville (A Christmas Carol), Imelda Staunton (Arthur Christmas), and Juno Temple (Afternoon Delight). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Sharlto Copley to talk about his work on Maleficent, as well as his upcoming film Chappie, and The A-Team sequel that could have been. The popular actor discussed his new movie, what he initially thought about retelling the classic Sleeping Beauty story, director Robert Stromberg's VFX background, his character's motivations, working with Angelina Jolie, navigating his career after District 9, reuniting with director Neill Blomkamp for Chappie, why he was disappointed that The A-Team was not a bigger hit, and what could have happened in a sequel. 

To watch our exclusive extended interview with Sharlto Copley about MaleficentChappie, and the unmade The A-Team sequel, please click on the video player above. 


A vindictive fairy (Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess (Fanning) only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.

Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Juno Temple about Maleficent, please click here

The A-Team is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Jon Hamm about why he was in The A-Team, please click here

Chappie opens in theaters on March 6th, 2015.

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