Maleficent II filming has wrapped! Director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and star Elle Fanning posted the news on Instagram on Friday. You can check out their posts below! While the Maleficent II filming is done, we still have quite a wait until the movie opens in theaters on May 29, 2020.
Oscar and three-time Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty, whose untold story was brought to life on screen in Maleficent. The movie grossed $758.5 million at the worldwide box office in 2014.
Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant-Man and The Wasp, Murder on the Orient Express), the Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy-nominated and three-time Academy Award-nominated actress, joins the cast as Queen Ingrith. Also joining the production are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange, 12 Years a Slave), Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Game of Thrones) and Robert Lindsay (My Family, Wimbledon). Harris Dickinson (The Darkest Minds, Trust) joins Maleficent II as Prince Phillip.
The sequel was written by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast) and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent). The producers are Joe Roth (Alice through the Looking Glass, Oz The Great and Powerful, Maleficent) and Angelina Jolie.
Additional cast members returning from the 2014 film include Sam Riley as Diaval, Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass, Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit, and Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.
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 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.