Maleficent was the film that proved to Disney its live-action remakes and spin-offs weren't just a fluke. The dark 2014 original was one of the 10 biggest movies of the year in North America, and made more than $750 million worldwide. It's also one of only four films Angelina Jolie has starred in this decade. The Oscar winning actress spent much of the 2010s behind the camera, directing harrowing foreign language dramas like In the Land of Blood and Honey and First They Killed My Father. But with this and Marvel's upcoming The Eternals, it's clear she's back in movie star mode.
Disney has released the new poster for the film, and it's clear it won't be any lighter than its predecessor. Elle Fanning returns as Princess Aurora, as do Oscar nominees Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread). Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Ed Skrein (Deadpool) join the cast as two new characters who, like Maleficent, have giant horns. But of course the big casting news is Michelle Pfeiffer as the evil Queen Ingrith. Between this and Ant-Man and the Wasp, she's in the midst of a Disney-powered comeback.
Check out the poster below. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens October 18.