“Maleficent” Sequel Gets Title, Poster and Release Date

Maleficent‘s sequel is coming to theaters sooner than anyone expected, but that’s not the only amazing news fans of this movie are celebrating right now. Disney flick just got a new poster and an official title – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

This highly-anticipated sequel was supposed to premiere on May 29 next year, but Disney made a smart choice by bumping it up by seven whole months. It will premiere on October 18, just in time for Halloween – which is a perfect slot for this dark fantasy film.

According to the official synopsis, this exciting follow-up picks up several years after the first film, and further explores the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen Aurora.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will return to their respective roles in Mistress of Evil, and the later was pretty excited about their reunion. “It should be fun to re-visit a character many years later. That is something I’m very excited for. Also, being reunited with Angie is pretty cool. She’s just a powerhouse on set; the way that she works, she just has this power and respect around her,” said Fanning in an interview with Elle.