Disney Studios has released the first trailer for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, the sequel to the 2014 movie.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will reunite as they reprise their roles as Maleficent and Aurora in the follow-up which picks up several years after the first outing.

Joining Jolie and Fanning are Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay and Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip.

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; Lesley Manville as the pixie Flittle.

Directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. The film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

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The film is out in cinemas October 18th

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Synopsis

The fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.