Will you be afraid? Maleficent is coming back and Angelina Jolie will reprise her role, Disney confirmed yesterday. One of nine live-action movies to be released in the coming years, Maleficent 2 will constitute a sequel to the 2014 film.
Jolie had long been rumored to come back for her brilliant role as the not-so-evil queen that put a twist on the Sleeping Beauty classic, so it's exciting to see the project finally coming to fruition.
Jolie Isn't Done With Acting Yet
While the 40-year-old actress has been talking about dedicating herself to filmmaking, it looks like she isn't completely done with her time in front of the camera.
Back in 2014, when rumors emerged that Jolie would quit acting, she said she imagined herself playing a few more roles before retiring.
"I have a few more in me, ones I have been developing for some time, so I will do those before I step away."
Jolie's Role As Maleficent Was Critically Acclaimed
Although Maleficent earned mixed reviews, Jolie's performance was highly praised, with Rotten Tomatoes writing that, "Angelina Jolie's magnetic performance outshines Maleficent's dazzling special effects."
Watch the "I'm not afraid" clip below:
Linda Woolverton, who penned the scripts for Maleficent as well as Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, has also been confirmed to write the sequel.
Are you excited for Maleficent 2?
Source: Us Weekly