Directed by 'Pirates of the Caribbean' director, the highly anticipated sequel to 'Maleficient' starring Angelina Jolie is releasing this October.
Rumors of the Angelina Jolie starrer getting a sequel have been here for a while and when the same were confirmed officially, fans of horror jumped with joy. The first trailer of the movie was recently unveiled and we are more excited about the movie than ever. According to Disney, the film will be a fast forward into the future a few years and will explore the complex relationships of the horned fairy and the soon to be queen. The teaser vouches for the same and is an absolute visual treat with stunning graphics and sound effects.
“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," Disney described the plot of the upcoming movie.
"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 added further. A new poster artwork has also been released a week after the teaser and it looks brilliant!
With Jolie in the middle and Elle Fanning to her right, the poster reveals that Michelle Pfeiffer is playing Queen Ingrith in the movie and we are thrilled! Apart from them, Deadpool's Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Robert Lindsay, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Wow. "When can I watch THAT in theatres?" This Halloween season. Catch Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil on October 18th.
It comes as no surprise that Disney decided to go ahead and make a sequel of Maleficent; the original movie was a MAJOR hit! Directed by Robert Stromberg, the movie earned more than $750 million worldwide, becoming not only one of the most successful ever made but also the highest grossing Angelina Jolie movie of all time. The dark-fantasy Disney movie was loved by fans worldwide and even the critics couldn't help but praise the work of art. It won numerous prestigious awards and also bagged itself an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
The sequel movie began filming last year in spring and is all wrapped up. Announcing the same, Joachim Rønning, the director of the movie, took to his Instagram and posted a picture of the crew captioning, "That’s a wrap on Maleficent 2 - and what a ride it’s been! A big thank you to this amazing UK crew for spending the summer with me at Pinewood Studios - so close to Heathrow, yet so far away :) I hope you all get some well deserved time off before your next adventure." Who's excited? Watch the trailer below!