‘Maleficent 2’ Gets New Release Date, Moves Up Seven Months

Lawrence Kim
March 6, 2019

The sequel to Disney's Maleficent movie is getting rushed to theaters much earlier than expected, now joining the studio's impressive roster of films releasing in 2019. Sounds spooky! The Disney sequel also has a new release date: October 2019. Originally set to debut on May 29, 2020, the star-studded film will now hit the theaters this fall on October 18, nearly eight months earlier than the previous release date.

Check out the first Maleficent 2 poster below, and stay tuned for more news on the sequel.

On Wednesday morning, Disney unveiled the first poster for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the follow-up to Angelina Jolie's 2014 movie about the rise of the iconic villain.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are both returning as Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), with a script by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Once upon a time, this appeared to be the way forward for Disney's live-action movies-new spins on classic stories told from different points of view.

Here's a huge jump on the calendar: Disney is moving the Angelina Jolie vehicle Maleficent: Mistress of Evil from its post Memorial day May 29 release date next year in 2020 to this year, October 18. The cast for the film also includes Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith and Harris Dickinson as Prince Philip, with Chitwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Robert Lindsay filling out the new additions. These Disney films nearly always break the bank at the box office. It joins the likes of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. It's a Maleficent sequel blow-out! Let us know in the comments!

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