With Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent impressing many back in 2014 (yes, it shockingly really was that long ago!), now comes confirmation on when we can expect to see the long-awaited sequel.
The House of Mouse has now set a May 29th, 2020 release date for what’s currently titled simply Maleficent 2. This time out, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Joachim Ronning is on directing duties, with production having now recently commenced.
Both Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be returning for this follow-up, and Deadpool’s Ed Skrein is joining the action as the film’s big bad and Michelle Pfeiffer is playing Queen Ingrith. Other notable cast members include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, and Juno Temple.
The early word on Maleficent 2 says that 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 2 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.”
As ever, expect more on Maleficent 2 as it continues to develop ahead of that May 2020 release date.