Actress Angelina Jolie is set to reprise her role as the evil (or possibly misunderstood) Disney character, Maleficent, in October’s “Maleficent – Mistress of Evil.”
Maleficent 2 is directed by Joachim Rønning and written by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent, with Angelina Joliereturning to portray the title role. Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also return as their previous roles, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Chiwetel Ejiofor joining the cast as new characters and Harris Dickinson replacing Brenton Thwaites from the first film. The film is set for release on October 18, 2019, by Walt Disney Pictures.
“A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, “Maleficent II” continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy (Angelina Jolie) and the soon to be Queen (Elle Fanning), as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.”