As previously stated, Maleficent is getting a sequel and production will begin shortly. There were some concerns about if Angelina Jolie would be on board to reprise her role as the titular character, now all of that can be put to rest.
The mother of six just confirmed she’s returning to acting in Maleficent 2.
“I am now the breadwinner for the family so it’s time,”she joked during an interview with Deadline. “We have been working on the script and this is going to be a really strong sequel.”
Jolie’s on screen return has been long awaited. Her last on screen role was in the 2015 film By The Sea, which she and husband Brad Pitt directed.
She decided to take a break from acting to focus on her kids and deal with her 2016 split from Pitt.
“I’ve taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids,” Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that she was excited about working on the Maleficent sequel. “I look forward to having some fun with that.”
In 2014 Maleficent was a box office hit grossing almost $760 million worldwide. Do you think the sequel can top that? Let me know in the comments!