Production has officially begun on Maleficent II. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Joining them will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein and Robert Lindsay. Harris Dickinson joins the cast as Prince Phillip.
When Maleficent opened in May 2014, the film grossed more than $750 million globally. Maleficent II 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.
Joachim Rønning will direct.