It looks like Ant-Man and The Wasp's Michelle Pfeiffer is going to join Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in Disney Maleficent 2. According to Variety, the actress is in "advanced talks" with the studio. It was also recently announced that Ed Skrein would be playing the villain in the film.
Pfeiffer will take on the role of the queen in the sequel. We don't have any details on her character other than that. As for the story goes, it's being kept under wraps. All that Angelina Jolie has really said about it, is that it will be a "really strong sequel."
The movie is being directed by Joachim Ronning (Kon Tiki, Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and even though I wasn't a fan of the first movie, I hope the director does something great with this sequel.
The original film told the story of the "beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent who has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal. An act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well."
Production on the sequel is set to start this year. What do you think about Michelle Pfeiffer joining the film project?