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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil gets new release date and poster

March 10th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Disney’s Maleficent sequel, Mistress of Evil, has been given a much earlier release date and is aiming for the Halloween slot.

The movie stars Angelina Jolie again as the title character in a sequel to the only live-action Disney remake I actually liked as it had the guts to at least try to tell a new story rather than just put the cartoons into live-action.

Originally it was set for a May 29th 2020 release but now it’s set for October 18th 2019.

Directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), the Maleficent sequel — which centers on Disney’s famed evil fairy first seen in the classic Sleeping Beauty — boasts a script by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster and sees cast members from the 2014 movie, Elle Fanning (Aurora) and Sam Riley (Diaval), return alongside Jolie.

The sequel also adds Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith and Harris Dickinson will play Prince Phillip. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Robert Lindsay are also joining the cast.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit theaters Oct. 18, 2019

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….