AceShowbiz - Walt Disney Studios has unleashed a new trailer for the highly-anticipated "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil". The video opens by showing the conflict that is started when Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson) asks for Princess Aurora's (Elle Fanning) hand for marriage.
Against the engagement, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) tells Aurora, "Love doesn't always end well." But Aurora's persistence brings the duo to meet her future in-laws, including Phillip's mother Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), in a castle.
"You have done an admirable job going against your own nature to raise this child, but now she will finally get the love of a real mother. Tonight I consider Aurora my own," Ingrith tells Maleficent. Their meeting doesn't end well though, as Maleficent angrily shouts, "There is no union! There will be no wedding!"
Aurora seems to side with Phillip's family, while Ingrith wages a war against Maleficent who is dubbed a threat to the kingdom. During one of their battles, Maleficent is hurt and falls into the ocean, but is saved by another evil, horned creature.
Maleficent then finds herself surrounded by more of her own kind. The mysterious creature, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, offers a pledge of alliance with Maleficent, saying, "You spent years caring for a human. Now it's time to care for your own."
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is described as a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after "Maleficent", in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney's most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the Moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Sam Riley also star in the sequel to 2014's "Maleficent". Directed by Joachim Ronning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the movie is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on October 18.