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2019-07-10 21:09:24

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

On June 3, 2014, following the release of the first film, Angelina Jolie hinted that a sequel to Maleficent was a possibility. On June 15, 2015, Walt Disney Pictures announced that the sequel was in the works and that Linda Woolverton would return to write the screenplay of the film. On April 25, 2016, Disney officially confirmed Jolies return as the title character.

Principal photography on the film began on May 29, 2018, at Pinewood Studios in England. It wrapped on August 24, 2018. The film is set for release on October 18, 2019, by Walt Disney Pictures, moving up from its previous announced date of May 29, 2020.

The visual effects were provided by Moving Picture Company and Mill Film, supervised by Jessica Norman, Damien Stumpf, Brian Litson, Ferran Domenech, and Laurent Gillet, with Gary Brozenich serving as the Overall Supervisor.

After the release of the first film in May 2014, Jolie stated a sequel was possible. The project was officially announced the following June and Jolie signed on in April 2016. Ronning, who co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) for Disney, was hired to direct the film in October and the rest of the cast was added or confirmed in May 2018, with filming beginning that month at Pinewood Studios in England, lasting through August. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019.