Walt Disney Studios has announced Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit theatres on October 18, 2019. The fantasy adventure is moving up from its previously announced date of May 29, 2020. In the film, Angelina Jolie reprises her role as the villainous Enchantress Maleficent. Cast also includes Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville, who appeared in the first installment. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning. The first Maleficent was a box office smash when it hit the screens in 2014. It grossed $758.5 million globally on a budget of $180 million.