Maleficent sequel casts Ed Skrein as villain; Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning to reprise roles

FP Staff

Apr 18, 2018 12:17:00 IST

Deadpool star Ed Skrein will be playing the antagonist in the Maleficent sequel. Actors Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be reprising their roles of Maleficent and Aurora, respectively, in the film, which is a follow-up of their 2014 hit.

Maleficent sequel casts Ed Skrein as villain; Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning to reprise roles

Ed Skrein. Image from Twitter/@GeekVibesNation

The first part grossed USD 758 million at the global box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of Skrein's character have been kept in wraps as of now.

Joachim Ronning, best known for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Kon-Tiki, will direct the movie. Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script.

Skrein, 35, is best known for playing antagonist Ajax in Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool as well as for his role of Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones.

He will be next seen in Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel, which is being produced by James Cameron, and Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk.

Updated Date: Apr 18, 2018 12:17:00 IST