The 2014 live action movie put a different spin to the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, telling the story from Maleficent’s point of view. Maleficent and Princess Aurora form a friendship, allowing the fairy world and the human world to live in peace. In Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Maleficent and Aurora must work together when faced with a new threat to the fairy realm.
Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville are returning to reprise their roles from the first film. New additions to the cast include, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Chitwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Robert Lindsay.
Joachim Rønning will direct the sequel. Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster wrote the screenplay.
A poster for the film was sent out along with the announcement. Check out the poster below.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil debuts in theaters on October 18, 2019.