Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Trailer Is Out and It’s No Fairytale!
BY Jansen Bernthal
Published 4 years ago
The story of one of the beloved Disney villains is back, with actress Angelina Jolie spreading her dark and vast evil witch wings in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, along with the ever-beautiful Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning. They are joined by a star-studded slate of actors like Michelle Pfeifer—who recently played The Wasp/Janet Van Dyne in Avengers: Endgame—and 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil follows the first movie, where we first heard of the untold story of the dark witch who cursed Princess Aurora—the baby of King Stefan and Queen Leah in Sleeping Beauty.
It Ain’t No Fairytale!
The sequel explores the complicated relationship of Maleficent and Princess Aurora, as Maleficent pursues her plan to take over the kingdom together with her army of dark creatures and servant Diaval. Meanwhile, Princess Aurora becomes the next Queen and forges new alliances to face new rivals and defend the moors and the magical creatures that nest within their realm.
‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Has New Direction
Robert Stromberg did an amazing job with the first Maleficent movie, which grossed a total of $758.5 million worldwide. This time, though, Disney assigned the directorial duties to Joachim Ronning, who made the 2017 Pirates sequel Pirates of the Carribean; Dead Men Tell No Tales and grossed over $794.9 million. Linda Woolverton returns for the screenplay, working alongside Jez Butterworth. The film is produced by Duncan Henderson, Joe Roth, and Angelina Jolie and executive produced by Michael Vieira, Matt Smith, and Jeff Kirschenbaum.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was supposed to hit the second quarter of 2020 but Disney announced that Maleficent 2 will hit theaters October 18th. Competing on the same date is Universal Studios and Blumhouse’s The Hunt.