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Maleficent 3 Officially In the Works with Angelina Jolie Returning

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Credit: Disney

The first two Maleficent films were huge box office hits partly due to Angelina Jolie's wonderful performance and star power that pulled a lot of the audience to see her play the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain.

Since the sequel's release in 2019, Disney fans have been wondering whether they will make a third film with Jolie back in the role and expand the mythology that they set up in the previous two movies.

The studio remains mum on their plans for continuing the villain's big-screen adventure, but it seemed to be inevitable given the box office performance of the first two films and they need to make more hits again since most of their releases this year flopped.

Now, we finally have an update on Jolie's potential return as the Disney villain that will excite a lot of fans.

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Maleficent 3 Confirmed with Angelina Jolie Back on the Role

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
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Credit: Disney

In a recent profile from the Wall Street Journal on the actress, it was revealed that Jolie has signed on to return in a third Maleficent movie.

However, they didn't provide any more details regarding the director and writer that are attached to the project or the plot details of the villain's next outing.

While it might take a while before the film will officially move forward to production (if it does get a formal greenlight), this is still an exciting update since it confirms that the actress is committed to playing the role again in the future.

Regardless of what the story of the film will be, it is going to be helpful to have Jolie back on board to play the role given that her performance will be the main attraction for many audiences.

This news also comes as Disney is currently having a disappointing year as most of their theatrical releases underperformed at the box office and none of them even crossed the billion-dollar mark, which is unusual in comparison to the previous years.

For now, let's wait and see how it will all unfold in the coming months as the development of the project continues and hopefully, the other main cast members from the previous films will also return.

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