Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will arrive on October 18, 2019, and Angelina Jolie is looking wicked on the film’s brand new poster. Jolie looms large in the poster, her vivid features and attire popping out against the white background. Look closer, and you can see the rest of the film’s cast residing in her wings.
As you can see, many of the cast members from the first film are returning, such as Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval. Joining the cast will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Connal. Actor Harris Dickinson will take on the role of Prince Phillip, as the original actor, Brenton Thwaites, was unable to return.
The sequel “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 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.”
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is directed by Joachim Rønning and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Jenn Murray, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Juno Temple and Brenton Thwaites. The film is set to be released on Oct. 18.