Following on from last week’s casting of Michelle Pfeiffer, it has now been announced that Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange) and Harris Dickinson (Trust) are in talks to join Disney’s upcoming fantasy sequel Maleficent 2.
Angelina Jolie will be back in the title role alongside Elle Fanning as Aurora, while Ed Skrein (Deadpool) will portray the villain. According to That Hashtag Show, Ejiofor is up for the role of a love-interest to Maleficent, while Variety has revealed that Dickinson will play The Prince, taking over from Brenton Thwaites who is unable to reprise his role from the first movie due to his commitments to the DC Comics series Titans.
Maleficent 2 is being directed by Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and is set to go into production this year. As yet, there’s no word on an official release date.