Yes, you have read that right. Disney recently confirmed their plans to create a sequel to Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent. Fans will be excited to know that Maleficent 2 might be in cinemas earlier than predicted as shooting dates for it have been brought forward recently. Though Disney has yet to confirm a release date.
Angelina Jolie, who effortlessly made the iconic character her own, will be returning as Maleficent. The studio got Linda Woolverton back on board in July to write the script for the live adaptation once again, assuring fans that the two storylines won’t feel disconnected.
The first Maleficent decided to focus on a Disney character which most people viewed as a villain. The storyline fleshed out the back story of Maleficent and how she became regarded as the “Mistress of all Evil”.
The 2014 live-action film is Angelina Jolie’s highest grossing movie of all time and the 4th most succesful release for the year, so it should come as no surprise that a sequel is already on its way.