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♫ Must be the season of the witch... ♫
"I remember the story of an evil witch, at the princess she cursed to sleep forever. The story became legend. But this is no fairy tale."
Queen Ingrith

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is an upcoming sequel to Maleficent. It will be directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and written by Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast), Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster. Angelina Jolie, Sam Riley, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple reprise their roles from the previous movie.

Set five years after the events of the first film, Prince Phillip has proposed to Aurora and takes her to meet his family. But tensions between Maleficent and Phillip's mother, Queen Ingrith (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), soon devolve into war.

Release is set for October 18, 2019.

Previews: Teaser, Trailer.


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil contains examples of:

  • Dark Is Not Evil / Light Is Not Good: In the trailer, Maleficent is seen wearing her normal black robes and skintight black catsuits, while Queen Ingrith wears white, even into battle. They are the protagonist and antagonist, respectively.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Averted. In the first trailer, Phillip explicitly mentions that it's been five years since the events of Maleficent before he proposes to Aurora.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Literally. In the first trailer, Queen Ingrith repeatedly dismisses Maleficent's maternal relationship to Aurora and says that, by marrying into her family, Aurora will have a "real" mother. Maleficent's eyes get greener and she loses control of her magic due to her jealousy.
  • Meet the In-Laws: The teaser and first trailer show a dinner between Maleficent and Phillip's parents. It ends with Maleficent being insulted by Queen Ingrith and throwing a magical tantrum.
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  • Overtook the Series: Maleficent was a Perspective Flip of the original Disney Sleeping Beauty film, but mostly stuck to the same overall plot. Mistress of Evil is an entirely new story expanding on the events of Maleficent.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: In the first trailer, Aurora tries to share the good news about her engagement with Prince Phillip. Maleficent simply says, "No."
  • There Is Another: The original film strongly implied that Maleficent was the only fairy of her kind (i.e. with horns and wings, and human-sized instead of a pixie). The first trailer reveals that there are many more fairies like her.

Aurora: Godmother! This isn’t you.
Maleficent: You do not know me.

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