Disney making ‘Maleficent’ sequel

Disney are making a Maleficent sequel, but it is not yet known whether Angelina Jolie will return to the lead role.

Disney's "MALEFICENT" Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) Photo Credit: Film Frame ©Disney 2014

Disney’s “MALEFICENT”
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)
Photo Credit: Film Frame
©Disney 2014

The studio have hired writer Linda Woolverton to pen a script for the follow-up to the 2014 reimagining of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story and are keeping star Angelina Jolie “in the loop” about the progress of the project.

According to Deadline, the movie is being written in such a way that the 40-year-old actress can reprise her role as the titular fairy, though she has no contract in place for a sequel.

Angelina previously developed, but declined to appear in, sequels to her movies ‘Salt’ and ‘Wanted’.

Meanwhile, Joe Roth has agreed to return and produce the sequel, but it is not yet clear whether Robert Stromberg – an Oscar-winning production designer who made his directorial debut on ‘Maleficent’ – will take the helm again.

‘Maleficent’ made almost $760 million at the global box office, a huge profit on its $180 million cost.

While Angelina doesn’t usually appear in sequels, she previously admitted she had a wonderful time playing Maleficent.

Asked if she had thought about the prospect of a sequel, she said: ” Nobody has asked me about that. I don’t know. I can’t imagine. I’m not dead, at the end of it. She’s still there. I don’t know. I loved playing her.”

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