Disney has just announced that it will be changing its release date for Maleficent 2 from May 2020, to October 2019! That means the long awaited sequel will be hitting theatres this year, just in time for Halloween.
Alongside this, they have also released the title of the film as Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. Is it me or is Hollywood obsessed with colons? Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: Episode IX, IT: Chapter Two, shall I go on?
The Disney film is a dark spin on the original tale of Sleeping Beauty, which explores a softer, more human side, to the evil queen. Starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the description for the film goes like this:
“It’s 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 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.”
Also returning as Aurora is Elle Fanning, with Joachim Rønning directing the sequel. He recently directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. Don’t get me started on the colons!