Evil never looked so good.
Angelina Jolie returns to the role of the good-fairy-gone-bad in the sequel to the 2014 retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
The original Maleficent film delved into the backstory of the Disney villain and showcased her complicated relationship with Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning.
The Mary Shelley actress also reprises her role as the young princess in the sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
The second film will focus on Aurora’s upcoming marriage, which does not please the previously-scorned Maleficent in the slightest. “Love doesn’t always end well,” she warns the young woman.
Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast for the sequel as Queen Ingrith and seems intent on driving a wedge between Maleficent and Aurora
“Maleficent is a threat to everyone. We will do our best to protect you,” she states.
The sequel looks to be even more action-packed than the first film, which grossed over $750 million worldwide.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil flies into theaters on October 18th.