We are just a little over a month away from the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, so of course Disney is ramping up their marketing push, and by doing so, they released brand new characters posters for the highly anticipated sequel.
The posters give us some great looks at Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, Elle Fanning’s Aurora, Michelle Pfieffer’s Queen Ingrith, and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Connal, who is the same species as Maleficent. We also get a glimpse at some of the supporting characters in the background.
Check out the posters below:
As reported over the weekend, the film is long range tracking to make $30-$50 million in its opening weekend at the box office. We bet that number will begin to rise significantly with the marketing push coming, and the fact that trailers have been pretty positive amongst fans on social media.
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.
Directed by Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) the film also stars Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Robert Lindsay, and Harris Dickinson joins as Prince Phillip, replacing the original films Brenton Thwaites. Additional cast members returning from the 2014 film include: Sam Riley as Diaval; Imelda Staunton as the pixie Knotgrass; Juno Temple as the pixie Thistlewit; and Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is set to hit theaters on October 18, 2019.
Source: Walt Disney Studios