Disney have released the first trailer for the sequel of Maleficent which was released back in 2014.
The sequel is called Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and will see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as Maleficent alongside Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Joining the cast for the sequel are Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Lindsay who will play Queen Ingrith and King John, rulers of the magical kingdom and Maleficent’t new foes.
Here is the official synopsis of the sequel:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is 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. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
It appears that Disney may be reversing her role yet again. The first film depicted Maleficent as misunderstood and not evil, but it seems as though Maleficent will be returning to her villainous role that we all recognize from the original Disney animation from 1959.
Then again, there could be another hidden twist.
You can check out the brand new trailer below.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil flies into theaters on October 18th 2019. Are you excited to see Angelina Jolie back as the horned fairy? Let us know in the comments.
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.