Walt Disney Pictures have unveiled a new poster for the upcoming “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” The image works as a trio character poster, showcasing Michelle Pfeifer, Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie. The forthcoming sequel, a follow up to 2014’s “Maleficent,” will continue the story of the dark fairy Maleficent, one of Disney’s popular villains. Joachim Rønning (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) is directing the new film with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is 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. The film 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 film stars Jolie as dark fairy Maleficent and Fanning as Princess Aurora. The rest of the cast includes Michelle Pfeifer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. The film’s predecessor, directed by Robert Stromberg, was nominated for an Academy Award in Best Costume Design; a category it’ll look to capitalize on in the new film. The film also went on to gross $241 million domestically and $758 million worldwide.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” releases in theaters October 18. Check out the teaser trailer below!