Must be the season of the witch! The first official trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil is online and it’s definitely taking a darker turn than the first film in the series, which told the untold story of one of Disney’s greatest villains.
“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 is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
This marks the first time Jolie has been in front of the camera since 2015’s “By the Sea”, and will be the first of many projects for Jolie including the Peter Pan prequel “Come Away” and the Marvel film “The Eternals”.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits theaters on October 18th!