With production just underway, Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Maleficent II along with Robert Lindsey and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Ejiofor’s role has yet to be determined but the dark take on the Sleeping Beauty classic will pick up several years where the original left off.
The original dove into the reasons why Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) cursed baby Princess Aurora (Ella Fanning). And in the film we saw as the two unlikely pair created began a complex, loving relationship. The sequel will “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.”
There is no release date for the sequel as of yet.