Disney Releases First Trailer for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

By Creative Media Times

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Angelina Jolie returns to the titular role of the horned villainess and she’s back to her ways. Elle Fanning’s Aurora is also back, while Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Chiwetel Ejiofor are new to the cast.

Appropriately set to “Season of the Witch,” the trailer features of beautiful visuals and seem to indicate a conflict between her and Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” picks up several years after the original 2014 film “Maleficent,” a character loosely based on the Wicked fairy godmother and re-imagined the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

Joachim Rønning directs the upcoming fantasy adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures. Rønning previously co-helmed “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is set for release on October 18, 2019.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

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.