Disney have really been upping their game recently, especially when it comes to giving us some live action adaptations of some of their classic tales. These movies have been making Disney a huge amount of money, which has led to even more getting the green light, with the talk of some of these Disney films being given sequels in the near future.
Last year, we saw the very impressive movie Maleficent hit the big screen, which went on to gross a very impressive $750m+ worldwide, which has understandably led to talk of a sequel getting made. However, while Maleficent 2 would make perfect financial success, it seems that Disney could have difficulty getting Angelina Jolie back on board to star in the lead role.
Jolie was recently asked about the possibility of returning for Maleficent 2, when she explained, "Possibly. I don’t know. I enjoyed it. I just feel like we did this one thoroughly and I don’t think there’d be another. I feel like this is the one, if I was going to ever do a Disney one, this is the one I wanted to do. And I think we’ve done it well."
With that said though, it has been reported that Disney have turned to Linda Woolverton to pen the sequel to Maleficent, which makes it clear that they are going to push ahead with the project. If Angelina Jolie refuses to return for Maleficent 2, it will be interesting to see if Disney decide to recast the role or scrap the movie all together. Watch this space!
Do you think Angelina Jolie will return for Maleficent 2?