Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American adventure fantasy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Joachim Rønning, and written by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah. Harpster (based on the script by Woolverton). This is a sequel to Dark Fairy (2014), with Angelina Jolie returning to play the lead role of Maleficent. Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville also return to their previous roles, with Harris Dickinson replacing Brenton Thwaites from the previous film, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Michelle Pfeiffer will play the new characters.
After the previous movie was released in May 2014, Angelina Jolie announced that a sequel could be produced. The project was officially announced in June of that year, and Jolie signed a contract in April 2016. Joachim Rønning, co-director of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Revenge Salazar (2017), was hired to plagiarize. Filming began in October 2017, and cast was added or confirmed in May 2018. Also that month, filming began at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, UK and lasted until August of that year. . The trailer for the movie was released on May 13, 2019, and the first official trailer was released on July 8, 2019.
Maleficent 2 was released on October 18, 2019 by Walt Disney Pictures.
Five years after the events of the previous movie, Princess Aurora is made queen of the Moors and Maleficent is the protector of the country. The neighboring kingdom of Ulstead, the home of Prince Phillip, has always viewed Maleficent as a villain. Diaval, Maleficent's raven, sees Phillip propose to Aurora. He returns to Maleficent. She protests Aurora's wedding, though Aurora says she will prove Maleficent wrong.
King John and Queen Ingrith, Phillip's parents, invite Maleficent to the castle for dinner. Ingrith tries to anger Maleficent, accusing her of killing two people seen near Moors. Maleficent was enraged and suspected of cursing King John when he suddenly fell into a deep coma. When Maleficent flew out of the castle, Gerda, Ingrith's servant, shot Maleficent with an iron bullet.
Maleficent falls into the ocean and is saved by a winged creature resembling her. She woke up in a cave, where people like her were hiding. Among them were Conall, the leader who saved Maleficent, and Borra, who always wanted to fight humans. Maleficent is among the last remaining Black Elves. The Black Fairy is a powerful elf forced to hide and nearly extinct by human pursuit. Maleficent is also the last descendant of the Phoenix bird, the ancient ancestor of Hac Tien. Since Maleficent's magic is so sublime, Conall and Borra believe that she will end the conflict between the Black Fairy and the humans.
Phillip and Aurora's wedding is about to take place. Aurora was delighted that the creatures of Moors were all invited to the wedding. Aurora discovers that Queen Ingrith hates Moors creatures, blaming them for killing her brother. Ingrith conspires to kill the creatures of Moors with iron weapons and dangerous powder. She was also the one who cursed King John and slandered Maleficent. When the creatures of the Moors arrived, they were locked in a church. Gerda released the lethal powder by playing the piano, the creatures one after another. The Flittle fairy sacrifices herself to destroy the instrument, the other two fairies Knotgrass and Thistlewit cause Gerda to fall from above to the ground and die.
The Black Fairy army organized an attack on the Ulstead kingdom but was massacred by the soldiers until Maleficent, carrying the power of the Phoenix, joined the battle. Ingrith shoots Aurora with her crossbow. Maleficent saved Aurora's life so she was hit by an arrow and turned to dust. When Aurora's tears fell to the ashes, Maleficent was revived as a giant Phoenix bird. Ingrith runs away in fear, but is captured by Borra and the other Black Elves.
Maleficent returns to her normal form and blesses Aurora and Phillip. Phillip declared peace between The Black and the humans, forcing the soldiers to stop. Maleficent awakens King John, turning Ingrith into a goat as punishment for her crimes. After Aurora and Phillip finished their wedding, Maleficent left with the other Black Elves, and they soared into the sky.
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora
Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip
Robert Lindsay as King John
Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall