Breaking news from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures: Production underway on Maleficent II! I’ve listed the full cast of Maleficent II – don’t worry, Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are reprising their roles from the 2014 hit. The Maleficent II cast is, yes, I’ll say it- a dream come true! (affiliate links in this post)
I have always loved a good fairy tale, and the tale of Sleeping Beauty is a classic that I adore! Princesses, Fairies, Princes, and Dragons- what more can you ask for?
The live action movies have given these older animated classics new life and I’m all on board! I adored Cinderella and cannot wait for the Lion King to come out. What is making these movies so great for me has been the incredible casts assembled. (If you haven’t seen the cast of the Lion King, be sure to check that link out. TO. DIE. FOR.)
Maleficient II looks to carry on the tradition of kicking booty with their casting. Check out the Maleficent II cast and try to tell me I’m wrong here! (I’m not- but you can try ’cause I’m always listening!)
Production Underway on Maleficent II
There hasn’t been a release date set just yet for this one, but this is exciting news for fans of the first live-action Sleeping Beauty based story. If you haven’t seen it just yet, what are you waiting for? It’s fantastic and I highly recommend this (I watched it while on the treadmill one afternoon and the action made the miles fly by!).
Full Maleficent II Cast
So here’s a rundown of all that is awesome and amazing in this press release. I’m going to cut to the chase and give you the cast of Maleficent II right here.
Also: I sense a trend. Someone loves Marvel as much as I do! 😉
- Angelina Jolie
- Elle Fanning
- Michelle Pfeiffer (also starring in Ant-Man and the Wasp this summer!)
- Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange alum – hey, I see you Marvel vets!)
- Ed Skrein (Deadpool… no, really, I’m seeing a trend here!)
- Robert Lindsay
- Harris Dickinson
- Sam Riley
- Imelda Staunton
- Juno Temple
- Lesley Manville
From Walt Disney Studios:
BURBANK, Calif. (May 29, 2018)—Production has begun on “Maleficent II,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit “Maleficent,” at Pinewood Studios and on locations throughout the U.K.. Oscar® and three-time Golden Globe® winner Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted,” “Wanted”) and Elle Fanning (“The Beguiled,” “Super 8”) reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty,” whose untold story was brought to life on screen in “Maleficent.”
Michelle Pfeiffer (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), 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.
“Maleficent II” is directed by Joachim Rønning (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Kon-Tiki”) and 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 (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Control”) as Diaval; Oscar® nominee Imelda Staunton (“Pride,” the “Harry Potter” films) as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple (“Wonder Wheel,” “Atonement”) as the pixie Thistlewit; and Academy Award®nominee Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread,” “Topsy-Turvy”) 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.
“Maleficent” opened on May 30, 2014, and grossed more than $750 million at the global box office.