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Ed Skrein Will Play the Villain in the 'Maleficent' Sequel!

Ed Skrein is showing his villainous side!

The 35-year-old actor will play the villain in the upcoming sequel to Disney’s Maleficent, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Tuesday (April 17).

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Ed also played a villain in 2016′s Deadpool. He will again play a villain in Alita: Battle Angel.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will return for the next installment, which follows the 2014 smash hit original. The plot for the film is not yet known, however. The movie also doesn’t have a release date yet.

Joachim Ronning will direct the movie.

Angelina Jolie's Director for 'Maleficent 2' Revealed!

Angelina Jolie will be reprising the role of Maleficent in an upcoming sequel and the film’s director was just revealed!

Joachim Ronning is in talks to direct the movie. He previously helmed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, so he’s already part of the Disney family.

The plot for the film has not yet been revealed. Production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2018, according to Deadline.

The first Maleficent movie made $758.5 million worldwide during its run in theaters. We can’t wait for the second!

Angelina Jolie Confirmed to Return for 'Maleficent 2'!

Angelina Jolie Pitt is officially returning to star as the villainous Maleficent in the sequel to the 2014 film.

It was announced that the actress would be returning months ago, but the news was just confirmed by Disney as they announced a whole slate of upcoming movies.

Disney has staked out several release dates including July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018, August 3, 2018, December 25, 2018, and December 20, 2019. It is not officially known when Maleficent 2 will be released, though IMDB has May 9, 2017 listed.

Also returning to the Maleficent franchise is Linda Woolverton, who wrote the script for the first film and will take on the duties again.

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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Angelina Jolie

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?

Top 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2014 - See the Full List Here!

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re bringing you the top 10 highest grossing films at the box office this year!

It was a hot year for movies – we saw Chris Pratt break out as a totally hot movie star with his film Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as his hit animated flick The Lego Movie. Jennifer Lawrence was another box office success with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, both making the top ten highest grossing films of the year. In fact, Jennifer was recently named the top-grossing actress of the year with her films!

Click inside to find out the top 10 highest grossing films of 2014…More Here! »