Always the protector, Maleficent is not excited about Princess Aurora pending nuptials to Prince Phillip (Harrison Dickson), telling Aurora that “love doesn’t always end well.” It would probably take a little time to convince her, but Aurora would have succeeded in doing so if it weren’t for Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer). The Queen thanks Maleficent for taking such good care of Aurora, but now, she will be her mother. That sets off Maleficent who calls off the wedding and attacks the King’s guard.
It’s obvious that Queen Ingrith is after something. She has a sinister look about her when she hugs Aurora. Of course it takes no time for Ingrith and Maleficent to go to battle. Even Aurora’s pleas for Maleficent to stop don’t help. What does help is an arrow to Maleficent’s torso, that should have killed her. But she was saved by others just like her. They tell her its time for her to care for her own.
Wow! I’m excited. Jolie vs Pfeiffer is going to be epic! I think I’m more interested in what Ingrith is after. It has to be something that only Aurora can give her. And what about Chiwetel Ejiofor?! There is no listing of his character’s name, but he looks amazing in the trailer. There’s just so much to look forward to in this movie!.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil also stars Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Sam Riley, Robert Lindsey, and Ed Skrein. Joachim Rønning directed the film, written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, and Linda Woolverton.
Watch the trailer, below.
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.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premieres on October 18, 2019.