Angelina Jolie's Maleficent 2 gets a new release date
If it had opened on its original date in May, the film would have been facing off against Fast & Furious 9 and The Spongebob Movie
Actress Angelina Jolie's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which was originally slated to release on May 29, 2020, will now hit the theatres on October 18.
The new date pits the Walt Disney Studios project against an untitled film from horror-maker Blumhouse. It will also have to contend with the second weekends of The Adamms Family, the adaptation of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Zombieland 2 and Gemini Man, a futuristic thriller that unites Will Smith and Ang Lee.
If it had opened on its original date in May, the film would have been facing off against Fast & Furious 9 and The Spongebob Movie.
In the film, Jolie reprises her role as the villainous enchantress Maleficent. The cast also includes Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville, who appeared in the first instalment, as well as franchise newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson and Chiwetel Ejiofor.