A lot has been rumored about Maleficent 2 (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), the sequel to the 2014 American dark fantasy film, Maleficent, produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Following the huge Box office success of the first installment which made $758.5 million from a budget of $180 million, it becomes apparent why so much is desired to be seen in the second installment and why a lot of question is already being asked about it. Most of the questions border around the Maleficent 2 cast members. Find out all you need to know about that below, in particular, those that will be repeating the roles they played in Maleficent.
The Cast Members of Maleficent
Maleficent’s cast members include:
Maleficent – a fairy and the former queen of the Moors named Maleficent which is played by Angelina Jolie. Her younger versions were played by Isobelle Molloy as young Maleficent and Ella Purnell as teen Maleficent.
King Stefan – Princess Aurora’s father which was played by Sharlto Copley. His younger version was played by Michael Higgins while Jackson Bews acted as teen Stefan.
Princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty or Briar Rose – King Stefan and Queen Leah’s only daughter was played by Elle Fanning. A 5-year-old Aurora was played by Vivienne Jolie-Pitt while a much older Aurora was played by Eleanor Worthington Cox.
Other Maleficent cast members include Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip, Kenneth Cranham as King Henry, Sam Riley who acted as Diaval, Juno Temple as Thistlewit, Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass, and Lesley Manville as Flittle.
With such an ensemble of top performers in the industry, Maleficent turned out a huge success with a 7.0/10 rating on IMDb. It did well commercially and critics were happy with the work a great deal. Thus, nothing short of the best is expected from Maleficent 2 cast members. This has then raised the question of who the likely cast members in the film will be and who among the casts of Maleficent will be repeating his or her role in Maleficent 2.
Maleficent 2 Cast: Who Is Returning With The ‘Mistress of Evil’?
The storyline of any movie will to a large extent determine the caliber of actors and actresses that will be assembled to act out the scripts. More so, if a movie is coming as a sequel to another, it is hugely expected that a lot, if not all the actors in the previous installment should be seen in the latter film, provided that such characters are still active in the storyline.
That being said, it is expected that we should see some cast members of Maleficent in Maleficent 2. In this regard, stars that will be returning to the scene with the Mistress of Evil (Angelina Jolie as Maleficent) are Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, Sam Riley as Diaval, and the trio of Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville as the Fairy Godmothers.
Apart from these old faces/characters, several new and talented actors will play various characters in Maleficent 2.
The new Maleficent 2 cast members include the Beach Rats (2017) and Trust (2018) star Harris Dickinson who replaced Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip, Murder on the Orient Express (2018) actress Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, British Academy Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall (Maleficent’s ally), English actor and rapper Ed Skrein as Borra, and BAFTA and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay as King John.
Others are the 2009 IFTA Award nominee Jenn Murray and the British born Nigerian actress Judi Shekoni. The list also includes the Hunter Killer (2018), Annihilation (2018), and Interstellar (2014) star David Gyasi, the Norwegian former professional footballer John Carew, Freddie Wise, and Warwick Davis.
When Will The Film Be Released?
The wait for Maleficent 2 will come to an end in October 2019. A teaser trailer of the film was released on the 13th of May 2019 while the official trailer followed on July 8, 2019, much to the delight of fans. In particular, there was lots of excitement about the cast members of Maleficent 2, seeing the new crop of stars and the type of characters they were meant to play in the dark fantasy adventure film.
Earlier, the movie was scheduled to be released on May 29, 2020, but the date was brought forward. Therefore, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be officially released on 18th October 2019 by Walt Disney Pictures.