Angelina Jolie Hints at Returning for ‘Maleficent 2’

Disney has not confirmed plans for a ‘Maleficent’ sequel, but star Angelina Jolie sounds game to reprise the iconic villain.
Disney has not confirmed plans for a Maleficent sequel, but star Angelina Jolie sounds game to reprise the iconic villain.

Following Maleficent's impressive $70 million opening weekend, it wouldn't be all that surprising if Disney ordered a sequel to the fantasy adventure, which provides an origin story for the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. While the studio hasn't confirmed a follow-up as of yet, star Angelina Jolie revealed during her promotional tour in China that she would be willing to come back for a sequel.

Here's what she had to say, when asked what her next acting role may be.

"It's kind of hard to top her, she was pretty fun. Maybe I'll get the chance to play her again."

The actress also spoke about her burgeoning career as a director, following her 2011 debut In the Land of Blood and Honey and the upcoming true story adaptation Unbroken, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 25. While the actress/filmmaker doesn't have a follow-up planned, on either the acting or directing side, she revealed that she hopes to do more directing than acting in the future.

"I'm very happy to begin a directing career. I didn't know if I'd be able to successfully make this change. I love telling stories. You learn so much about life. In my case, both films I've done so far deal with history, so it's a very full experience, and you work very closely with the crew. So I love directing, and I would like to direct more. I think I'd like to do less acting and more directing, and I'm fortunate."

Maleficent has made more than $175 million worldwide thus far, and it is scheduled to open in China, one of the world's biggest international markets, on June 20. However, it does face some stiff competition in the coming weeks, with Warner Bros.' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow opening this weekend, and the highly-anticipated comedy sequel 22 Jump Street arriving on June 13.

Given that Angelina Jolie wants to direct more in the future, do you think she'd be the right fit to both star in and direct Maleficent 2? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg.

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  1. Acamse

    People want to be entertained. If they like a move or actor they will go and see. Criticis do not sway me. $ signs do not sway me. I go to the movies because I like the story line or the actor. I don't pay attention to a critic. I go and I see a movie that looks interesting whether is a domestic or foreign;action,drama or comedy. I don't rely on others to tell me what to see. However, everyone that I know so far as commented on Malificent and said they loved it. Did I know that before I went .... no...just wanted to see it. I am not there to decipher or think but to be entertained and when I walk out I will either like it or think it bombed...but I rely on myself like or not like something I see.

    10 months agoby @acamseFlag

  2. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, I agree. It was definitely awesome. I am looking forward to the sequel.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i watched maleficent and it was awesome i never expected to have maleficent been stabbed in the back

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Sean

    @EmmyttWolfe Yes, You too :) .

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic Very good, Have a great day and or night.

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    No need for a sequel...just would be a cash grab...leave it as is!.

    10 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic Okay so are we good? Agree to disagree and what not?

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  8. Sean

    @EmmyttWolfe Good point. I don't think though that couples with really young kinds, are taking their kids to see it because it's probably a movie that's too scary for them. Which I am referring to parents that have kids that are in single digit ages 1 through 9 years and maybe a little older then that.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic It is making money because of the demographic it is aimed at... families... Not to mention it is in 3D which only helps it's box office performance...

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  10. EmmyttWolfe

    @darkdream Finally someone who agrees with me!

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  11. Sean

    @darkdream If I knew they weren't bad then I would have seen them. But, I knew that they were bad because they were because they were like no name movies, like how there are no-name movie stars. And they didn't really get much attention. That's why I said they bombed in the box office and because they didn't make much money. The sequel to Maleficent will probably tell more of her story that may have been left out of the first movie. For all we really know, we may be surprised at what was left out of the first movie and we just don't know it yet. I'm willing to give a sequel to Maleficent a chance since it wasn't a flop and is good and is a hit so far.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Sean

    @EmmyttWolfe Don't you see that if it was bad, then it would not have made as much money as it has so far? If it was as bad as you're implying that it is, then it would have not have made very much money by now. Keep an eye on world wide gross and domestic gross for Maleficent on this webpage -> , and you'll see over time that it will get as high as or higher then Alice in Wonderland's and Oz: The Great and Powerful's world wide gross and domestic gross box office numbers.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. darkdream

    @EmmyttWolfe when I saw maleficent people in the theatre were making fun of sharlto Copley's accent saying it was horrible and he talked funning but they didn't know he sounds like that cause he is from South Africa and he is a wonderful actor, his work in district 9 and Elysium and the A-team was terrific and he did an okay job in maleficent

    10 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  14. darkdream

    @sean you said dredd and serenity bombed in the box office cause they were bad, but you also said you haven't seen them so you are telling me that you say they are bad cause they didn't make any money, that's a pretty dull way of saying if a movie is good or not, Dredd is way better then the Stallone version by far and serenity is awesome cause it's apart of one of the biggest shows firefly, maleficent was good and yes it's doing well but f*ck a sequel , that too me is to much what the f*ck else is there to explain of her backstory. Start making other Disney films into live action instead of doing sequels which will most likely suck

    10 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  15. darkdream

    Publicity and critics are the ones that decide which movie is gonna make a lot of money at the box office...

    10 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  16. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic I understand that it is making money and that really has nothing to do with it being good. I am gal you enjoyed it I really am, but it is like you said we will have to agree to disagree.

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  17. Sean

    @EmmyttWolfe I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on that then then. But, You do realize though that Maleficent is not one of those movies that is bad or that is doing badly in the box office, right? This proves my point that Maleficent is good and so it is doing good in the box office and vise versa, that it is doing good in the box office and that's because it is good.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic One more thing and I will keep saying it until I am dead.. No matter how much money a movie may or may not make does not determine if it is a good movie or a bad one... That is just a stupid way of thinking.. I that was the case then there would be no point in watching movies and forming you're own opinion on them.. You could just look at the box office results and be like "Hey it made a bunch of money that means it is a masterpiece!" Just no.. That is a foolish way of thinking and I stand by what I say.

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  19. EmmyttWolfe

    @themoviefanatic Um no.. just no... I can see now that this argument is pointless.. If you think Transformers (any of them are good) while saying movies like Dredd and Serenity are bad then I know you are a fool. Opinions everyone has one but that does not mean it is a good opinion....*sigh* like I said I grow tired of this so I am done.. Have a great day and or night.

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  20. Bellandedward1

    If their a sequel what is the story going to be about

    10 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  21. Sean

    @EmmyttWolfe Transformers 1 and 3 were good and made a lot of money in the box office because of that. I haven't see the Amazing Spider-Man movies and I don't know how much they've made so I cannot comment on them. Dredd and Serenity bombed in the box office because they were bad, but I haven't seen them but I heard that they bombed in the box office. Unlike The Lone Ranger which was good, but the critics fooled people into believing it was terrible when it is not and that's why it was not as successful as it could have been. If a movie is good then it will make money like Maleficent is doing so far, if is bad then it will flop in the box office which has turned out to not be the case for Maleficent because its made $88,447,851 in the U.S. as of yesterday and $230,347,851 world wide as of yesterday . So your argument is pointless. Money speaks louder then words.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Well, So far this Maleficent movie is not doing to bad in the box office :) . So a sequel may be happening eventually.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 I wasn't saying they where bad movies?.... I was saying money does not determine weather or not if a movie is good or not...

    10 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  24. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic it depends on how many people gets interested in watching the movie

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  25. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe just because movies made less money doesnt make them crappy movies

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

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