In the new behind the scenes video from Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Oscar winner Angelina Jolie explains this sequel asks the question of whether people can be all good or all bad. The video describes Maleficent as not just dark but playful, and Jolie admits she loves the character and considers Maleficent her alter-ego.
The one-minute video also features brief interview clips with Angelina Jolie’s co-stars Elle Fanning (“Princess Aurora”), Michelle Pfeiffer (“Queen Ingrith”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Connal”), Sam Riley (“Diaval”), and Harris Dickinson (“Prince Phillip”). The cast also includes Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton (“Knotgrass”), Juno Tempo (“Thistlewit”), and Lesley Manville (“Flittle”).
Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) directed from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster (story by Woolverton). Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie, and Duncan Henderson produced, with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira executive producing.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Henry Braham, editors Laura Jennings and Craig Wood, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick.
Disney has set an October 18, 2019 theatrical release for the sequel.
“The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds.
When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.”