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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Poster

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To be released on the 60th anniversary of the original Sleeping Beauty (1959).
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Harris Dickinson took over the role of Prince Phillip from Brenton Thwaites due to scheduling conflicts with Titans (2018).
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With the addition of this film, there is a grand total of 10 films released by Disney in 2019.
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Screenwriter Linda Woolverton returned to write the sequel with Angelina Jolie reprising her title role, with Elle Fanning reprising Aurora. Joe Roth returned as the producer.
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The title "Mistress of Evil" was used for some foreign language versions of the first Maleficent (2014) film.
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Ed Skrein recently came on board to play the villain in the sequel to the 2014 release, which grossed $759 million worldwide on a $180 million budget.
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Second film in the lineup of live-action reboots to Disney animated feature films to star Chiwetel Ejiofor, following The Lion King (2019), released three months prior.
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In the trailer, Maleficent's magic is green, which in the previous movie, was only the case if she was evil. While it could be editing to throw the audience off, it could indicate Maleficent has turned down a dark path.
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Will be the fourth live-action adaptation releasing in 2019 from Disney, which is based from the studios' animated classics.
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This is the first theatrically released live-action Disney sequel not released over a decade after its predecessor to recast one of the live-action cast members, which applies to Brenton Thwaites, as well as the third live-action Disney sequel of all time to do so, following the straight-to-video/DVD live-action films Inspector Gadget 2 (2003) with Matthew Broderick and George of the Jungle 2 (2003) with Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, and Holland Taylor.
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The film's cast includes one Oscar winner: Angelina Jolie; and four Oscar nominees: Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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This is the third sequel to a Disney live-action adaptation of an animated film after 102 Dalmatians (2000) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).
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On March 6, 2019, Disney released the first teaser poster featuring Maleficent, along with a new release date for the film set for Friday, October 18, 2019. The film was originally scheduled to open seven months later on May 29, 2020.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Angelina Jolie's second collaboration, after Salt (2010).
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Due to being released on the same day as Fox Searchlight Pictures' Jojo Rabbit, this marks the last time Disney theatrically releases both films on the same day. It is also the last time both a Disney film and a Fox film in general are theatrically released on the same day, due to conflicting schedule changes by Disney (which acquired 21st Century Fox, including 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures, back on March 20, 2019) and the fact that Disney will continue to release Disney films and Fox films on separate days from November 2019 onwards.
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This is Angelina Jolie's first live-action movie role since By the Sea (2015).
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This is the second sequel to a Disney live-action adaptation of an animated film not to have its music score composed by the same composer as its predecessor (James Newton Howard scored the previous film while Geoff Zanelli took over for this film) after 102 Dalmatians (2000) (which was scored by David Newman).
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The first film that Joachim Rønning has worked on without usual co-director Espen Sandberg.
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