Disney’s new trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil begins with a marriage proposal and a very happy Princess Aurora. Unfortunately, Maleficent is quick to put a damper on Aurora’s excitement. Maleficent warns Aurora love doesn’t always end well. “Trust me. Let us prove you wrong,” replies Princess Aurora.
The impending marriage sets up a power struggle between Maleficent and Queen Ingrith after the Queen suggests Maleficent’s time as mother to Aurora has come to an end.
Angelina Jolie reprises her role as Maleficent and Elle Fanning returns as Princess Aurora. The cast also includes Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Queen Ingrith, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Sam Riley (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as Diaval, Harris Dickinson (Trust) as Prince Phillip, Ed Skrein (Kill Your Friends), Imelda Staunton (the Harry Potter films) as Knotgrass, Juno Temple (Dirty John) as Thistlewit, and Lesley Manville (Harlots) as Flittle.
Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) directs from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster (story by Woolverton). Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson produced, and Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira executive produced.
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.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is set to hit theaters nationwide on October 18, 2019.
“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.”