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Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Is Getting a Sequel!

Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Is Getting a Sequel!

Disney is working hard at developing the highly anticipated sequel for Angelina Jolie‘s Maleficent, according to Deadline!

The studio is looking at having the 40-year-old actress reprise her role as the title character and considering Linda Woolverton as the writer for the sequel.

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It is not a big surprise that Disney wants to make a sequel, since the original film grossed close to $760 million worldwide last year.

ARE YOU SURPRISED that Disney is developing a Maleficent sequel?

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  • JPFamily

    Well I am very excited, just bring it on!
    The Dame will slay again, and as LTJP said on the previous thread, perhaps they can find a way to create Marcus for Shi, complete with horns and a bow and arrow!

    http://deadline.com/2015/06/maleficent-sequel-angelina-jolie-linda-woolverton-disney-1201443162/
    ‘Maleficent’ Sequel On Disney Drawing Board As Linda Woolverton Makes Scripting Deal
    EXCLUSIVE: Disney has begun moving toward a sequel to Maleficent, the 2014 blockbuster fairy tale that starred Angelina Jolie as the winged title character. The studio has engaged Linda Woolverton to write the sequel, and I’m told the studio is keeping Jolie in the loop and that the sequel will be written for her to reprise.

    That will be a whole different conversation, of course, and they would have to make a new deal with her to reprise. She developed but didn’t star in sequels to either Salt or Wanted but Disney is moving forward and hoping it gets a fairy tale ending. Joe Roth is back as the film’s producer, and it’s unclear whether Robert Stromberg will be back. He’s the Oscar-winning production designer who made his directing debut.

    Not surprising that another Maleficent would be a major priority for the studio’s revisionist fairy tale slate. It was a pricey film at a reported $180 million, but Maleficent grossed nearly $760 million worldwide. Woolverton is repped by WME.

  • toastie postie

    Yippee! Reposting interview where she said maye she would get a chance to do her again.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-hints-at-maleficent-708893

  • ndn

    Good news indeed!!!!
    Hope Angie will reprise the role…can’t wait to see what the script is about!!!!

  • neer

    I am so happy to hear this. Maleficent is one of my fave characters of hers. Unforgettable. She really nailed it.

    Maleficent is AJ, AJ is Maleficent.
    Just like what happened in MAMS, Mr. & Mrs. Smith are only & so identified with AJBP. Anyone who would make another MAMS are bound to fail… just like the MAMS which some producers developed for TV… right after AJBP did it successfully & memorably in the movie. Hence, I cannot imagine any other actress to play Maleficent, never. That’s how AJ was so good as Maleficent. Same with Salt…. same with Lara Croft. Those characters will only be referred to AJ even if they attempt to get any other actress to play them.

  • toastie postie

    So am I. Awesome! If I could I would do cartwheels. :0)

  • busted

    Well we shall see. When she and Brad start to promote By the Sea she may talk about this.. Besides this seem at least a year away or more. So we shall see how it all turns out.

  • trinilady

    Great news

  • Lily

    The script has to be really good for Angie to return, if not, Angie will pass it. But i don’t think anyone else can play Maleficent better than Angie.

  • shoes4life

    Agree.

  • neer

    Maleficent is an iconic role & AJ on that image is forever be in the public’s memory. Part of Disney culture.

  • shoes4life

    I am looking forward to the BTS promotion. It should be smoking hot and interesting at the same time.

  • Dawne

    I really didn’t see this one coming………thought Angie would focus on something new so the script overview must really interest her.

  • shoes4life

    I still would love to see her do a sequel to SALT and another good movie, maybe a dark comedy or something. I love that she is thinking ahead about her future in HW by directing however, I do miss seeing her on the big screen more often.

  • Passing Through

    I’m not surprised that Disney is developing a Maleficent sequel with Angie in mind…but…Dudline really sucks these days. ANGIE didn’t “develop” Salt and Wanted sequels. The studios did. Angie was quite clear about NOT doing a Wanted sequel because her character died and she allegedly passed on Brian Helgeland’s Salt II because the script sucked. And I’d tell Mike Fleming that…if I weren’t banned at Dudline. A little too much truth telling during their period inhabiting Ticky’a ass during Oscar season got me IP banned. Fvckers. LOL!

  • gemdiamond

    I M with U, S4L!!!

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Wow really didn’t expect this! Honestly not sure how I think about this! Would love to see her return as Maleficent since she did so awesome in the first movie! The storyline has to be really really good though! Not gonna lie, I was thinking the movie would’ve been fine without a sequel but again would love to see her return as the iconic villain so we’ll just have to see how it goes!

  • Dawne

    If that Esquire article reporting Angie saying she was studying International Law……..it is eight years later…………she would be finished if she was actually aiming for an law degree. She never says anything that she doesn’t mean so I just have to wonder if she did it through LSE? There is something coming down the pipe in that aspect………

  • Dawne

    This banning of adverse opinons seems to defeat the purpose of freedom of speech on the internet; unless you are a disgusting troll who is not interested in the actual subject at hand, why would sites not allow dissenting opinons to appear. What am I missing in this regard?

  • Dawne

    These asshats ask the dumbest questions………so frustrating and I would love them to ask about the International Law nugget she dropped eight years ago…….if only they would research beyond the tab covers and the rote movie promo questions.

  • Dawne

    Whoa, there, girl………..if you do one stay a good distance from the pond………..you see, I have this visual.

  • Passing Through

    Did you guys read the comments at Dudline? Some dimwit said Angie would probably demand “$20 million plus 5% first dollar gross and Disney would probably pay it. I was thinking – she got more than on the first movie, when someone else said it for me (since I’m banned anyway!) –

    mslewis • 1 hour ago
    She already gets $20M plus 10%. Why should she lower her rates?

  • Dawne

    I think we would all agree.

  • Dawne

    And based on the performance of Mal Im sure she could ask for more.

  • Passing Through

    Oh, shoot, I don’t know, it may have been the fact that I told them that Dudline had gone to hell in a handbasket since Finke left and she hated Ticky and would never have allowed them to pack themselves in Ticky’s (and Huvsy’s) anal cavity and pimp her like they owed her money. And that Finke sure as hell wouldn’t have allowed that “MUST READ” non-sense slapped on a story about Ticky being the Oscar race. Oh yeah…and I called Pete Hammond a suck-up, ass-kissing, dumb ass and called him “Pete HandMeACheck”. For the life of me I can’t figure out why the truth hurt their feeling so badly they had to ban me instead of just not approving my comment. Like I said – fvckers…

  • Dawne

    LOL………..okay, I get it. Brutal truth is not in their wheelhouse………….and mentioning Nikke must have been the flamethrower of all flamethrowing.

  • changeling

    There are the dimwits and there are the smarts….LOL.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hahahahahahahah…..well telling them the truth set you free….you can no longer post there. :)

    And how dare you pull the covers back on them and expose their dirty deeds to the light of truth and mayhaps even interfere with the coins jingling in their pockets.

    You crossed their imaginary line of no return and you had to pay their ultimate price.
    Banishment.

    And if they keep that up (banishment) pretty soon they will have no more readers and will themselves go out of business. We live in hope.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Ohhhh…now we are talking! A sequel to SALT….I have been waiting for that for ohhh so long.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    It’s like having kindergarteners interviewing college grads.
    And I think the Kindergarteners would do a far better job with the grads……so that is not a good comparison…forgive me kindergarteners.

  • Passing Through

    After Mal she’d probably get the old $20MIL against 20% of the gross deal.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Oh, this is the BEST news JPFamily. I wonder who will direct…and YES!! we need Shi’s Marcus’ character in there with her bow and arrow and pixie haircut and big beautiful blue eyes….what a treat that would be just to have Shi and maybe even Knox included in this one…..wonder if Mad would consider a small role.

    Oh we can dream with BIG ideas can’t we JPFamily…….Bring it ALL on and do it swiftly but beautifully and thrillingly. We don’t ask for much do we. :)

  • Passing Through

    I’m pretty sure it was throwing Finke in their face that got me banned. She HATES TIcky…

  • Love the JoliePitts

    hhahahahahahahah

  • AWHODAT

    This is great news of course. Anything that gets Angie on the big screen is good for her millions of fans worldwide and of course……..ka ching!

    But i wonder what more is there to know about Maleficent that the prequel and the disney classic together hvent told? We now have Mal’s full story……the widower king is dead so its not as if a new story would see them coming full circle and falling in love for real this time. Unless he didnt die when he fell? Hmmmmm.

    I just watched a youtube interview of Sharlto Copley (King Stefan) and he said something that struck me: he said: “stefan, for me, is a character who could have let love save him, but doesnt.”

    Perhaps the sequel will show he didnt die and so he and Mal could start over.

    But what we havent seen is Auroro’s happy ever after. Now that the prequel showed us that it wasnt the kiss of a prince that wakes her up and therefore, she awoke and is not married and living happily ever after. So the sequel could be focused more on Auroro’s desire to fall in love and be married. Afterall, she is of age now to do just that. Perhaps her now bona fide fairy godmother, Maleficent will help her become a modern, actualized woman. Lots of possibilities there.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I am just happy it is under consideration. She is a brilliant actress and brings so much to every one of her roles. And the public loves her.

  • AWHODAT

    My sentiments exactly.

    But its not something she would ‘announce’. It will only come to light (a) if the UN makes a reference to it while announcing more responsibilities for her or (b) the school that gives it to her, announces it.

  • Passing Through

    Yep. As I just told LTJP – bringing up Finke over there is a sure way to NOT get your comment posted. I’ll submit comments even though I know I’m banned because I know THEY are reading them. I think my exact words about them kissing Ticky’s ass was something like – “Good thing for Nikki Finke that she’s not dead or else she’d be rolling in her grave. As it is she’s probably trying to figure out how to tee-pee Jay Penske’s mansion.” They have ZERO sense of humor.

  • busted

    God no.. I’m sure he is dead.. I hope so. Don’t need to see a romance with him. He showed his true colors. And she saw what he was.. UGH.. no no.

    I hope they have some force invading the land.. Maybe holding Aurora prisoner or something. Ugh.. I’m not good at this.

  • AWHODAT

    LOL…yeah. Stefan is so undeserving of Mal’s love. Even when they were kids he was so wimpy-looking.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    That one major jab of yours to their jugular, just may have been the catalyst as they were probably gnashing their teeth and calling you every name but a child of God.
    But at least you made your point….and boy did they obviously FEEL it. :)

  • Love the JoliePitts

    For them to ban you so swiftly, it is clear you hit a nerve.

    Good work Passing Through.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    And would they even consider pulling a Brad, after the sequel has hit ALL countries, and stream it on line.

    Disney has their own channel. What would prevent them from doing that?

  • Love the JoliePitts

    NOOOOOOOOO, a thousand times NO! NO! NO!!!!

    No more king Stefan. He was the most odious, weak, character in the film and had absolutely NO sex appeal whatsoever. Let him stay dead and buried forever…..

  • Observer2

    No, they won’t consider streaming it online, until after it’s theatrical run.

    The first movie made $750 plus million dollars at the B.O.

    Then would they continue to do that with all of the rest of their live action Disney movies? The sequel to POTC? Beauty and The Beast?, etc. No.

    That would be like them doing that with all of their Marvel movies. Since, Disney owns Marvel.

    Or their Star Wars reboots that are heading down the pike.

  • wika

    Interesting to see how they can get a sequel for maleficent… if the script is still developing, I’m sure we can’t confirm we can get a sequel because it ultimately boils down to whether Angelina likes to script or not…

  • African Girl

    LMAO!!

    I don’t even bother with Deadline. …dudline (Ha!) anymore.

  • African Girl

    Loved the first movie so much….I saw it more than a couple of times. Can’t wait for the sequel.

  • Passing Through

    To be fair – I made MULTIPLE comments before they banned me. LOL!

  • Passing Through

    Hey AG –

    Is that really you or someone else using the same name? If it’s you…still enjoying the hospitality of Houston’s heat? LOL!

  • Passing Through

    Exactly. This isn’t a movie that needs the additional exposure of immediate streaming.

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