Maleficent fans got a big treat on Wednesday.
Disney not only released a poster from the fantasy film, but they also named the release date for the sequel and revealed the title.
‘Angelina Jolie returns in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Coming to theaters October 18, 2019,’ a caption for the new post revealed. The UK release has no specific release date as the studio only said it would come out in the ‘autumn.’
She’s back: Maleficent fans got a big treat on Wednesday. Disney not only released a poster from the fantasy film, but they also named the release date for the sequel and revealed the title
Wonderfully wicked: The star seen here as the evil Maleficent in the first movie from 2014
Angelina can be seen all dressed up as the villain in a poster that is mostly black in color.
This comes after a new image of Michelle Pfeiffer from the movie was released in late January.
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Production began on the sequel to smash hit Maleficent in May 2018.
Jolie reprises her role as did Maleficent with Elle Fanning as Sleeping Beauty.
The movie was filmed at Pinewood Studios, near London and in locations around Britain, the world’s largest movie studio said in statement.
‘It’s bring your mom to work day on the Maleficent 2 set,’ Fanning joked in an Instagram post that had been shared last year.
She will be back too: Elle Fanning is reprising her role too. Seen here with Jolie in June 2014 at the Tokyo premiere of Maleficent
Alongside the message, she posted a picture of her in front of a laughing Jolie, who was in the famous Maleficent horns, as well as a pair of sunglasses and a toweling bathrobe.
Maleficent, a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis, cast an instant spell on audiences in 2014, debuting at the top of the North American box office and going on to gross more than $750 million worldwide.
Joining Fanning and Jolie for the latest adventure are Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange).
On set: ‘It’s bring your mom to work day on the Maleficent 2 set,’ Fanning joked in an Instagram post that had been shared last year
Disney also confirmed that acclaimed British stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Wimbledon) would be among the newcomers, while Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville return from the original movie.
In the sequel, directed by Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Disney’s most notorious villain continues to explore her complex relationship with Princess Aurora, the soon to be queen, as they form alliances against new adversaries.
Fan reaction on social media was mostly positive, with much of the excitement being generated over the addition of screen legend Pfeiffer, 60, to the cast.
A look at Queen Ingrith: This comes after a new image of Michelle Pfeiffer from the movie was released in late January
Disney began scouring its back catalog in the 1990s for animated classics that it could turn into live-action remakes – a strategy that has so far netted several billion dollars.
Tim Burton’s Dumbo, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King are all examples.
The Little Mermaid will see Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame collaborating with legendary Disney composer Alan Menken.
Her kids: The actress and humanitarian, 43, has Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10. Seen in February in NYC
Two remakes of Peter Pan are in the works along with new versions of Fantasia, Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Sword in the Stone.
Meanwhile, Jolie is still working out the terms of her divorce from Brad Pitt.
The two split in September 2016 after a heated argument on a flight.
The actress and humanitarian, 43, has Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10.
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