We need a JAFAR movie, and Disney won’t shell out the money for that if this movie bombs.
Angelina Jolie’s kids need to be able to see a movie that their mom was in, and I’m not sure any of them are old enough to do that yet.
The Villains at the Disney Parks won’t be made up all ugly and stuff if they don’t have to be, and this movie clearly sets the precedent for hot villains.
Hot villains make villains less scary which makes the Disney gift-buying (especially when you have a bunch of nephews like I do) a lot easier.
Hot villains means inherently-hot Halloween costumesnext year that aren’t only hot for the sake of showing skin. I’m pretty sure Maleficent is wearing all-black-everything, but you cannot dare say she’s not fierce.