Disney’s Maleficent sequel will once again pit humans against the fairy world, but this time Maleficent has some new help. That’s the message of the latest trailer for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to Disney’s box office hit Maleficent.

The new movie extends the story beyond the events of Walt Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” and introduces new characters, including Prince Phillip’s family, who have their own ideas about fairy folk and if Princess Aurora should be friends with them.

Character Descriptions:

The dark fairy Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) protects the magical creatures of the Moors. Enigmatic and reviled, yet deliciously wicked, she has grown to love the princess she cursed to sleep forever.

The princess cursed as a child by Maleficent, Aurora (Elle Fanning), is now Queen of the Moors, a position bestowed on her by her godmother, and is set to wed Prince Phillip. Embodying goodness, kindness and compassion, Aurora’s love for her godmother is unconditional, and it is her pure heart and desire to do good which gives her the strength to face evil.

Queen of Ulstead and Aurora’s future mother‐in‐law, Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) is wicked, cunning and selfish. A worthy adversary to the dark fairy Maleficent, she has an evil plan to divide humans and fairies forever.

Strong, fearless, heroic and kind, Conall (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is one of the leaders of the dark fey, a band of winged creatures exiled from the human world, who rescues and befriends Maleficent. Having observed the dark fairy for some time, he is an advocate for peace between men and fairies.

The crown prince of Ulstead, Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson) is the son of King John and Queen Ingrith. His upcoming marriage to Aurora, while intended to unite humans and fairies, is in truth, part of an evil plan conceived by his mother to harm his betrothed.

The raven Diaval (Sam Riley) is Maleficent’s constant companion. Having spent 16 years together watching Aurora grow up, he has developed a fondness for Maleficent. He now serves as her eyes and ears in the human world, and even with all the abuse he is subjected to, is incredibly tolerant and fiercely loyal.

One of the leaders of the Dark Fey, a band of winged creatures residing in a cavernous nest, Borra (Ed Skrein) seeks war with the humans and views Maleficent as key to their success.

About the film:

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is 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.

Mistress of Evil is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” will arrive in theaters October 18.

Previously: Behind-the-scenes look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in Mistress of Evil.