DEADPOOL Actor Ed Skrein To Play The Villain in Disney's MALEFICENT Sequel

In case you were wondering if Disney was still developing their Maleficent sequel, the answer is yes. According to Variety, Ed Skrein, the actor who played the villain in Deadpool, is now in final negotiations to play the villain in Maleficent.

There are no details on who he'll exactly be playing, but he will join Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning who will be reprising their roles from the first film.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the first movie, but the sequel does have a talented director. The movie will be directed by Joachim Ronning, who previously helmed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the film adaptation of Kon-Tiki which told the story of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his oceanic expedition. That's such an incredibly well-made film. 

There are no details on what the story of the sequel will be, but the original film told the story of the "beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent who has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal. An act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well."

Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018. Are you excited about the sequel?

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