"Maleficent 2" news and updates: Angelina Jolie back in her titular role
Angelina Jolie who played the role of Maleficent, a powerful fairy, who lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom is back with the magic in "Maleficent 2" Fans who loved the live action movie would be very excited with the news of Angelina Jolie returning to the titular role.
Disney announced on Monday, April 25, that the "Salt" star is set to reprise her role of the iconic character from Disney's classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty," Us Weekly magazine reported. The actress' participation in "Maleficent 2" has been a part of movie speculations since news of the film's sequel surfaced in 2015. At that time, Jolie and the movie studio did not confirm nor deny casting speculations.
The same report also stated, Jolie, apart from reprising her role in the sequel to the 2014 Disney live action movie, screenwriter Linda Woolverton will also return to write the story for "Maleficent 2." Initial movie speculations from last year also teased of producer Joe Roth rejoining the sequel's team. However, it is still unclear if Robert Stromberg will reprise his directorial role in the upcoming movie.
Jolie has shared in a June 2015 interview with USA Today that she "enjoyed" playing Maleficent. She also recounted initial thoughts of wanting to do a live action movie with Disney and how "Maleficent" was the project that she wanted to participate in.
"I feel like this is the one, if I was going to ever do a Disney one, this is the one I wanted to do. And I think we've done it well," Jolie stated. At that time, she was also asked of her interest in reprising her role for another installment to the movie. The actress had replied that she could "possibly" consider it. And now, it is confirmed that the actress will be back in the second installment.