Maleficent sequel brought forward into 2019 and gets new title
The sequel to Maleficent has been brought forward and will now be released in late 2019.
The film had been due to be released on May 29th in 2020, but has now been brought forward and will come out on October 18th.
Maleficent, which took over $750 million at the box office upon release in 2014, is a live-action fantasy prequel to the 1959 Disney animation based on the classic fairytale.
Jolie played the title character, an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only then to realise the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler.
The sequel will be titled Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and you can see the first poster below:
Angelina Jolie returns in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Coming to theaters October 18, 2019. pic.twitter.com/TX4C2bpEnw— Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (@Maleficent) March 6, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is set several years after the original and will follow Maleficent and Aurora as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures who live there...
The sequel will see Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning return to star. Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville will also return to reprise their roles.
Ed Skrein will play the film's villain, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickenson, Jenn Murray, David Gyasi, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Lindsay also new additions for the sequel.
For the sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Joachim Ronning will direct, with Jez Butterworth and original writer Linda Woolverton working on the script.