Maleficent 2 is an upcoming live-action film. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Maleficent. It is scheduled to premiere on May 29, 2020.[2]


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.[3]



Screenwriter Linda Woolverton is returning to write the sequel with Angelina Jolie to reprise her title role, with Elle Fanning set to reprise Aurora. Woolverton is the only talent confirmed to return. Joe Roth is also reported to return as the producer.[11]

Joachim Rønning, director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is in talks to direct the sequel. Production is set to start April 2018.[1]

Since May 2018, it has been reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor has been in talks to play an unknown character in the upcoming sequel.[12]



  • Harris Dickinson is taking over the role of Prince Phillip from Brenton Thwaites due to scheduling conflicts with web series, Titans.
  • Actors Angelina Jolie and Chiwetel Ejiofor previously collaborated in the 2010 film, Salt.
  • Like its predecessor, the film changes the names of characters from the original animated film such as King John, who was renamed from King Hubert.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2 Taps Pirates of the Caribbean Director Joachim Ronning". Variety. (October 4, 2017)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Indiana Jones 5 pushed back a year, Maleficent 2, Jungle Cruise get release dates". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Robert Lindsay & Chiwetel Ejiofor Joining Maleficent II As Cameras Roll". Deadline. Retrieved on May 29, 2018.
  4. Angelina Jolie Says Maleficent 2 is Going to be a ‘Really Strong Sequel’
  6. "Michelle Pfeiffer in Talks to Join Angelina Jolie in ‘Maleficent 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)". (April 28, 2018)
  7. "Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. (April 17, 2018)
  8. "‘Trust’ Star Harris Dickinson to Play the Prince in Disney’s ‘Maleficent 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved on May 2, 2018.
  9. "‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actress Jenn Murray Joins ‘Maleficent 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved on May 17, 2018.
  10. "My Family star Robert Lindsay teases his role in Disney's Maleficent 2". Digital Spy. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  11. 'Maleficent' Sequel On Disney Drawing Board As Linda Woolverton Makes Scripting Deal
  12. "Chiwetel Ejiofor Reportedly In Talks For Maleficent 2". Screen Rant. (May 3, 2018)

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