Production is expected to begin this week on Maleficent 2, with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning returning as Maleficent and Aurora. Now we have learned that the Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to join the film in unknown role but is said to be a romantic foil to Jolie’s Maleficent.
New additions to the cast also include Harry Dickinson who takes over the role of Prince Phillip from Brenton Thwaites. Ed Skrein in an unknown villain role and Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingris. No word yet if other characters from the first film are to return.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is helming the film from a script a script by Jez Butterworth. Butterworth most recently worked on the script for Disney’s other villain film in development Cruella.
Ejiofor is no stranger to the house of mouse as he was Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange and is expected to return for the sequel. As well as voicing Scar in next years remake of The Lion King.
Maleficent 2 currently has no release date set. Mark Barberio Jersey