Movie ‘Maleficent 2’ Wraps Production

Disney’s Maleficent sequel has wrapped, director Joachim Rønning announced on Instagram.

“That’s a wrap on Maleficent 2 — and what a ride it’s been,” Rønning wrote in an Instagram post accompanied by a cast and crew photo.

Disney has shot at Pinewood for many other productions, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Marvel Studios productions Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Mary Poppins Returns, and Dumbo.

Angelina Jolie stars in the role as the sometimes-malevolent dark fairy and is joined again by returning star Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. Harris Dickinson (Trust) joined as Prince Phillip, taking over from Brenton Thwaites, alongside new actors Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Queen Ingrith.

The first film, released in 2014, put a live-action twist on Walt Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, telling the story from the perspective of a more sympathetic Princess Aurora. The film grossed more than $758 million worldwide.

Maleficent was thy first Disney live-action re-imaginings: the first film followed Tim Burton’s $1 billion-plus-grosser Alice in Wonderland and the sequel followed by Cinderella ($543m), The Jungle Book ($966m), and the Emma Watson-led Beauty and the Beast ($1.26b).

Burton’s Dumbo will come out next, out March 29, followed by the Guy Ritchie-directed Aladdin May 24 and the Jon Favreau-directed The Lion King July 19. Mulan hits March 27, 2020, followed by Maleficent 2 May 29, 2020. Disney is now developing a live-action spin on The Little Mermaid and original Walt Disney classic Pinocchio.

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