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Angelina Jolie Looks Stunning In The New ‘Maleficent 2’ Poster

Who's excited?! Here's the official release date for the movie.

Good news, “Maleficent” fans! Disney just confirmed that the sequel to 2014’s “Maleficent” will hit theaters in October 2019, which is much earlier than the previously predicted release date of May 2020. And along with a confirmed release date, we also have the official title to the sequel: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Oooh, that sounds chilling!

And, best of all, we also have new official photos of Angelina Jolie in the newly released movie poster. Of course, Jolie looks positively stunning and eerie as can be with her signature red lips and porcelain skin.

This is not the first time we’ve gotten a glimpse at Maleficent in the upcoming sequel. Elle Fanning (Princess Aurora) posted these behind-the-scenes photos of her and Jolie goofing off on the set of “Maleficent 2.”

Here is Jolie “photo-bombing” Fanning with her Maleficent horns.

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And here’s another one of the pair laughing into the camera, with Jolie hilariously flashing the peace sign while donning the character’s infamous horns. Seriously, how cool it would be to have Jolie as a coworker!?

By the way, if you’ve ever wondered why Maleficent has horns, it’s because the original Disney illustrators wanted to draw her in such a way that she would bring to mind the devil himself. And as for her signature collar? That was supposed to mimic a bat’s wings.

But there is even more darkness behind Maleficent’s story. Jolie herself explained to BBC Radio that the reason Maleficent turns into a monster is because of the violence she suffers at the hands of man. The scene in which a man saws off her wings serves as a symbol of this abuse.

“The core of [‘Maleficent’] is abuse, and how the abused have a choice of abusing others or overcoming and remaining loving, open people,” says Jolie. “The question was asked, ‘What could make a woman become so dark? To lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood, and her softness?'”

Oct. 18 is the official release date for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” just in time for Halloween. We see plenty of Maleficent and Princess Aurora costumes in our future!

Are you planning on going to see “Maleficent 2” in theaters?