The “Maleficent” Sequel is Coming to Theaters Just In Time For Halloween

Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent." Photo by Walt Disney Studios/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886253az)

Fans of Maleficent spent five years waiting for the sequel of this movie, and they’re getting what they asked for much sooner than anyone expected. Disney’s smash hit just got a new title, poster, and release date – all at the same time!

Maleficent 2, now known as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was supposed to hit the theaters on May 29, but Disney bosses managed to come up with a much better slot. They bumped up the release date of this film by seven months, and announced it will premiere shortly before Halloween weekend – on October 18.

The Maleficent sequel could have a tough competition in animated movie The Addams Family, which is opening on the same day, but true fans of the genre will probably find time for both. It will also be going against the sophomore week of The Goldfinch and Zombieland: Double Tap.

Mistress of Evil picks up several years after the original movie, and further explores the complex relationship between Maleficent and soon to be Queen Aurora. It will star Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer.