‘Maleficent 2’ Is On The Works! Find Out Who Will Be Joining The Cast For The Sequel
Disney has managed to not just make their own adaptations of the classic fairytales over the years but also manages to make their own live-action ones that make people so excited to see them every single time.
Over the years they have successfully brought to life some of the most famous fairytale films such as Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and more.
They are even working on doing more live-action remakes of other other classics but they have indeed managed to shock everyone when they decided to make a spin-off of one of the most classic fairytales of all time, Sleeping Beauty. Disney definitely made a major twist in the story by focusing on the story of Maleficent, who is considered as the most vicious villain in the Disney world.
This magnificent spin-off became one of the most successful live-action films of Disney that led to them having to do a sequel, continue reading to find out more about it.
The Success of Maleficent
Disney has definitely surprised everyone when they announced that they will be doing a spin-off of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. It is not just an ordinary spin-off since the film basically revolves around the life of Maleficent, who was simply known as the evil fairy in the books and the animated films. Film critics have pointed out that this risk that Disney took to create this film was definitely worth it. They aren’t just targeting the younger audience but also the adults since it has some sort of a hint of deep and dark twist into it.
— Disney (@Disney) June 1, 2018
Another amazing thing that surprised everyone is how it managed to reach over $700 million at the box office by just having $180 million as their budget. This is so much less compared to how much Disney is currently spending on the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It even became the fourth highest-grossing film in the country in 2014. Because of how much positive response and how successful the first film turned out. Pressure is now on the team to make its sequel as good as or better than the first one.
Maleficent Takes Two
After almost 4 years of waiting, the fans will finally get what they have been waiting for, the news about Maleficent 2 finally happening. It used to be just a rumor going around for a couple of years after the first one came out, but it was Sleeping Beauty, Elle Fanning, herself has confirmed that they are now filming the much-awaited sequel.
Disney also confirmed it on their official Twitter account by sharing Fanning’s pictures on set with Angelina Jolie. The 20-year-old actress shared a photo of her and Jolie on the set with the caption, “It’s bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!”
People are now wondering who will join them in this sequel, but it has been confirmed that veteran actress Michelle Pfeiffer will actually be joining this much-awaited sequel as Queen Ingrid, there is not much detail that was revealed who her character really is, so obviously the fans will just have to wait and see whether she will be a queen in the human world or the fairy world.
Another addition in the film may be Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is said to be set as Maleficent’s love interest, however, this has neither been confirmed nor denied by anyone involved into the film. However, Jenn Murray from “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” and David Gyasi of “Interstellar,” are both confirmed to be joining the sequel. The raven Diaval who is portrayed by Sam Riley will also be back for this upcoming film. The film is said to be led by director Joachim Ronning, who was the man behind another Disney film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Disney has yet to announce when exactly the release date of this much-awaited film will be. However, there are rumors that it will actually be out in the summer of 2020 since the cast has already started filming. This is based on the timeline of the first filming schedule, wherein it took the entire filming process 2 years, from production to the release date and premiere.
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