First Synopsis and Full Cast Announced For Disney's MALEFICENT 2

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Director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Kon-Tiki) has officially started production on Disney's Maleficent 2. The announcement came with the first synopsis for the film along with a full cast list. I also included a couple photos from the set of the film! Here's the synopsis:

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.

As far as the casting goes, Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be back to reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively. Michelle Pfeiffer joins them as Queen Ingrith. Also joining the production is Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange, 12 Years a Slave), Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Game of Thrones) and Robert Lindsay (My Family, Wimbledon). Harris Dickinson (The Darkest Minds, Trust) will take on the role of Prince Phillip.

Additional cast members returning from the 2014 film include Sam Riley (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Control) as Diaval; Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit; and Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the first film, but I do like the director that is helming the sequel, so I hope it's good for his sake! 

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