Back in May, Disney dropped the first trailer for their upcoming Maleficent sequel starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, and today we have an all-new trailer to share with you guys. While the first trailer for Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil that was released back in May was basically a quick glimpse at the mood of the new film, this new trailer showcases much more of the film’s plot.
And speaking of this sequel’s plot, from the looks of today’s extended trailer it appears this new adventure will center on Elle Fanning’s Princess Aurora getting engaged and her birth mother, Queen Ingrith (played by Batman Returns and What Lies Beneath star Michelle Pfeiffer) trying to reclaim the girl from Maleficent’s care. As you might imagine, sets off Jolie’s titular witch and sends her on a rip-roaring rampage of revenge that seems to include some pretty epic-looking action. Plus, it appears that the Sleeping Beauty villain will be joining forces “with her own kind” lead by 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
This new entry will see the return of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life and Mr. & Mrs. Smith star Angelina Jolie as Maleficent along with Neon Demon and Teen Spirit star Elle Fanning as Aurora. As mentioned above, Michelle Pfeiffer will join them as Queen Ingrith, along with Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass, Juno Temple as Thistlewit, Lesley Manville as Flittle, Sam Riley as Diaval, and Robert Lindsay as King John. Ed Skrein joins them along with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Warwick Davis, Jenn Murray, David Gyasi, John Carew, Freddie Wise, and Judith Shekoni as Shrike.
Marco Polo and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is taking over the helm of this new movie from original Maleficent director Robert Stromberg. Rønning will direct this sequel from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (Alice Through the Looking Glass), Micah Fitzerman-Blue (Transparent), and Noah Harpster (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood). Their script is, of course, based on characters from not only Disney’s classic 1959 animated masterpiece Sleeping Beauty but also it’s original source material La Belle au bois Dormant by Charles Perrault.
On top of headlining Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Angelina Jolie also produces this new Disney movie along with Joe Roth (The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) and Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). Geoff Zanelli will provide this sequel with its score, while Henry Braham will handle the film’s cinematography and Richard Francis-Bruce will edit the whole shebang into a finished film. Walt Disney Pictures and Roth Films are behind this Maleficent sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which Walt Disney Studios will release into a theater near you on October 18, 2019. Just in time for Halloween. This new trailer comes to us from Walt Disney Studios over on YouTube.