New addition to the cast of Maleficent 2 and it’s the actor Ed Skrein known for Deadpool and Game of Thrones.
“Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s “Maleficent” sequel.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are returning to starring in the fantasy film, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning to direct.
Exact details behind Skrein’s villain role are currently under wraps.
Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script. Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster wrote most recent draft.
It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.
Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018.
Skrein, who broke out as Ryan Reynolds nemesis in the first “Deadpool, is also known for his role as Daario Naharis in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” His upcoming projects include Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel,” which James Cameron is producing, and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
He is repped by CAA and 42.
It’s reported that Angelina starts shooting Maleficent 2 on April 16 in London, England.
The shooting for Angelina Jolie starrer ‘Maleficent 2‘ will begin from April 16 in London.
The 42-year-old actress will be playing the lead role in this dark fantasy film to be directed by Joachim Ronning.
Patrick Tatopoulous will be serving as the production designer. The shooting of the film is expected to complete within four months.
Back in 2014, ‘Maleficent’ touched the hearts of the audiences with the story of a kind-hearted fairy, who was deceived by the love of her life.
The movie earned over USD 750 million at the Box Office.
Some news on Maleficent 2! The filming starts in April 16th in London, UK and we’re so excited about this project!
Maleficent 2 has set an April filming start date, with Angelina Jolie returning as the movie’s namesake. It was previously reported that the Maleficent sequel could begin production by the first quarter of the new year, so the project appears to be moving along as expected.
It wasn’t previously clear when (and, to a degree, if) Jolie would be reprising her role as the Disney ex-villain Maleficent on the big screen. Jolie reportedly spent a significant chunk of last year debating whether or not to work on the Dark Universe’s Bride of Frankenstein reboot before or after returning for Maleficent 2. However, following the troubled production and lukewarm reception of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, the Dark Universe has seemingly fallen apart and Jolie is now free to start filming the Maleficent sequel in London in a few months.
Omega Underground is reporting that Maleficent 2 has already entered pre-production and is scheduled to start filming April 16th. Production will take place in London, with Marco Polo and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning at the helm. Patrick Tatopoulous (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) has been added to the crew as production designer. The project is expected to complete principal photography in about four months, around the time that August rolls around.
Several new interviews with Angelina from the Telluride Festival and you can read them all in our press archive. It’s so great to be able to read this many new interviews from Angelina, even if most of them are from the same press conference. But it means that the movie is getting a lot of attention!
I also added scans from the UK magazine Screen International and the August/September 2017 issue.
In the Deadline interview she confirms Maleficent 2, which I’m sure delights most of us! 🙂 It was also published on the site Tracking Board that Jez Butterworth will rewrite the script.
After working with him on Cruella, Disney has hired Jez Butterworth to rewrite the script for Maleficent 2, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.
Joe Roth is producing the sequel, which will see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton wrote the initial draft of the screenplay.
New interview by Deadline who met Angelina at the Telluride Film Festival and she confirms that Maleficent 2 is going to happen! Hurray for that!
Angelina Jolie told me she’s having a great time at her first Telluride Film Festival, where since the debut here Saturday of First They Killed My Father, her fourth directorial effort that’s been winning strong praise.
The powerful, beautifully shot film, set during the 1970s when Pol Pot’s deadly Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, will debut on Netflix and in select theaters in mid-September after Jolie takes it to the Toronto Film Festival.
The film is based on Loung Ung’s memoir about the devastating effect the Khmer Rouge had on her own family when she was just 9 years old. Ung, who is also in Telluride, adapted the book with Jolie. But Jolie told the Telluride audience yesterday the Cambodian people really made it themselves. “Netflix made it possible and gave them the tools to tell their story,” she said.
Read full interview in our press archive.