Angelina Jolie Confirms Return for 'Maleficent 3'
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In a new profile with WSJ. Magazine, the Academy Award winner reveals she will reprise her role as the Disney villainous character in the follow-up to 2019's 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'.

AceShowbiz - "Maleficent 3" is in the works with Angelina Jolie returning. More than four years since the second film was released in theaters, the actress has confirmed that she will return for an upcoming third installment of the Disney film series.

In a new profile with WSJ. Magazine, the Academy Award winner reveals her upcoming movie projects, including the third "Maleficent" movie. While she confirmed she has signed on to reprise her role as the villainous character, she did not share any details regarding the forthcoming threequel.

The "Kung Fu Panda" star also said that she has finished filming "Without Blood" and will appear in "Maria", which is directed by Pablo Larrain and will be released in 2024.

While Disney has not officially announced "Maleficent 3", fans rejoiced upon hearing the update from Jolie herself. "YESSS MALEFICENT 3 WE REALLY WON TODAY," one person reacted to the news. A hopeful fan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, "I hope this is true because Maleficent is my favorite character of all time."

"Just as I type that, the universe graces us with Maleficent 3. I loved the second one and it was a vast improvement on the first. This is exciting news," an excited fan weighed in. A fourth person gushed, "Is this actually truth this time cause last time this was announced it wasnt true if it is ture then I'll be happy as heck because I love the Maleficent films to death."

Jolie first portrayed Maleficent in the 2014 film "Maleficent". She reprised the role in the 2019 sequel. Elle Fanning, who portrayed Aurora, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also starred in both films.

Back to the interview, Jolie said that she probably wouldn't be an actress if she was just starting in the entertainment industry in this day and age. "I wouldn't be an actress today," she shared, before explaining, "When I was starting out, it wasn't as much of an expectation to be as public, to share so much."

The 48-year-old added that she may have considered acting on the stage, but not Hollywood. Claiming that she's "just been around so long, and there's been everything said" about herself in the press, she admitted she "was never very impressed with it [Hollywood]."

"I never bought into it as significant or important," the former UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador added. "Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity."

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