Disney Announces ‘Maleficent 2’ Full Title and New Release Date

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Disney has just announced the title of it’s second live-action Maleficent film will be Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The first Maleficent film was released in 2014 and made 758.5 million Globally. I’m sure they are expecting the second film to do similar numbers.

They also announced a new release date for the film, moving it up several months from the original May 29, 2020 release to the new October 18, 2019 date. So this fall is the scheduled release of the film.

One reason Disney might have changed the release date was to give the movie a better chance at the box office. The original date put it against The Spongebob Movie and the Fast & Furious 9. Spongebob being wildly popular right and also catering to the same type of audience could be cause for the switch. Where the new date puts it against The Adams Family, Zombieland 2, and Gemini Man.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will again feature Angelia Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning will be returning as Princess Aurora.  Prince Phillip will now be played by Harris Dickinson and Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor have also joined the cast.

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Walt Disney Pictures has released this synopsis of the upcoming film:

“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 (Angelina Jolie) and the soon to be Queen (Elle Fanning), as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.”

They also released the movie poster:

Fans of the first Maleficent film can now get ready for the second installment to hit theaters, and as an added bonus, it’s coming much sooner than originally thought.

You can catch Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in theaters October 18, 2019.

What do you think? Will you be going to this film? Comment and let us know!

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Source: Variety, Wikipedia,

 


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