WEB DESK: Angelina Jolie Pitt is officially returning to star as the villainous Maleficent in the sequel to the 2014 film.
It was announced that the actress would be returning months ago, but the news was just confirmed by Disney as they announced a whole slate of upcoming movies.
Disney has staked out several release dates including July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018, August 3, 2018, December 25, 2018, and December 20, 2019. It is not officially known when Maleficent 2 will be released, though IMDB has May 9, 2017 listed.
Also returning to the Maleficent franchise is Linda Woolverton, who wrote the script for the first film and will take on the duties again.