According to reports, Michelle Pfeiffer has been cast in the Maleficent sequel. Pfeiffer will join Angelie Jolie, who plays the title character, in the sequel to Disney’s 2014 dark fantasy. The movie, which is loosely based on the story of Sleeping Beauty, will see Pfeiffer play a queen.
Ed Skrein, who is known for his excellent work on Deadpool, also joins the team. Meanwhile, Elle Fanning returns to the cast along with Jolie.
No details have been released regarding the plot just yet, but we’re sure that Pfeiffer will fit in just fine. After all, she is a veteran of improving franchises at this point.
She stole the show when she joined the DC universe as Catwoman in Batman Returns and word on the street says she’s a standout in the new Ant-man and the Wasp movie.
DC, Marvel and now Disney’s fairy tales – this is an actress who is more than capable of improving anything she touches.
By the way – anyone who suggests that she isn’t the definitive version of Catwoman should be excommunicated from your life at the earliest possible juncture.
Maleficent took home $758 at the global box office when it was released in 2014.
The first movie centered around a lovely young lady, named Maleficent. She had a pretty good life in a forest kingdom, but then her hearts hardened (we can relate) and she became a creature bent on revenge. It’s a good film with a nice twist on a classic story.
Joachim Ronning is set to take the reigns as director for this instalment. He is no stranger to franchises either, having co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton are both working on the screenplay. The release date is yet to be confirmed.
All-in-all, it’s set to be another good movie which we can all look forward to.