Disney's MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Gets a Poster and a New Release Date
Disney wanted to remind all of you that they are still making that Maleficent sequel with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. They released a poster today announcing that the title of the film will be Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and that the movie will hit theaters on October 18th, 2019.
While she is called the “Mistress of Evil,” she didn’t really end up being all that evil in the first film. They changed the character up to be more a hero, which is one of the reason why I didn’t like the first movie. They didn’t fully embrace the evilness of this terrifying character. The original animated version of the character was so much more villainous!
Jolie is back in the role of Maleficent, while Fanning will be back as Princess Aurora. They will be joined by Harris Dickinson, who is replacing Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip, while Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor have also joined the film.
The sequel is described as “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.”
The movie is being helmed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Kon Tiki). Hopefully he ends up delivering a decent film that will be better than the first one.
Are any of you looking forward to this movie? What did you think of the first one that was made?