The highly-anticipated Maleficent sequel is finally hitting the theaters this fall. Disney dropped the first trailer for this movie and captured our favorite anti-heroine wreaking havoc while trying to keep Aurora on her side.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil picks up a few years after the first movie, and continues exploring the complex relationship between Maleficent and her beloved goddaughter. Despite her best attempts to change her nature, the horned fairy becomes too overprotective after Aurora’s engagement to Prince Phillip and does everything in her power to stop their union from happening.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will return to their respective roles when this movie premieres on October 18th. They’ll be joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville in supporting roles.
The first Maleficent movie came out in 2014, and it was a huge success story for Disney. It earned $758 million worldwide and received praise for its visuals, costumes, musical score and Jolie’s portrayal of the iconic villain.