The sequel comes five years after the first live-action "Maleficent" film starring Angelina Jolie, which was released in 2014. In addition, the first official poster for film has also been revealed, teasing the return of Angelina Jolie as the titular evil protagonist.
Maleficent 2 is now called Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and its release date has been shifted from May 2020 to this coming October 18, 2019. After that there's the "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" live-action remakes, as well as "Artemis Fowl'". Joining them will be Michelle Pfeiffer as a rival queen Queen Ingrith, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson (Prince Phillip), and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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It wouldn't be entirely outside the realm of possibility, and Maleficent 2 would be a major property with which to launch Disney+, so that makes a lot of sense to me. The sequel "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". We have just over seven months left until the film hits, so we won't have to wait long until we find out the overall premise.
See "Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil" on October 18. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Ronning is directing Mistress of Evil, replacing Robert Stromberg, who directed the first movie. Let us know your thoughts down below!