Sound the horns, “Maleficent 2” has officially started filming.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning were all smiles as they reprise Maleficent and Princess Aurora respectively. The sequel picks up a few years after the first movie and will focus on the relationship between the horned fairy and Sleeping Beauty.
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The official synopsis for “Maleficent 2” reads:
“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.”
The studio confirmed today that the newcomers are Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith and Harris Dickinson as Aurora’s prospective love interest, Prince Philip. Chitwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Robert Lindsay also fill out the new additions. Rounding out the cast are returning actors Sam Riley (as the raven Diaval), Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville (as the Fairy Godmothers).
Yesterday (Tuesday, 29th May), Fanning posted a selfie of herself being photobombed by Jolie. In another shot, we see the young star laughing away as the 42-year-old Oscar winner flashed a peace sign while sporting the evil fairy’s iconic crown.
Hopefully we’ll get to see more silly antics from the cast.
“Maleficent 2” doesn’t have a release date yet.