While it may have taken a bit longer than you might have expected for it to finally materialise, the sequel to 2014's Maleficent is finally headed to the screen with a pretty amazing cast behind.

As well as Angelina Jolie returning in the lead role, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer join the cast as Princess Aurora and Queen Ingrith respectively, with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ed Skrein in there as well. On top of that, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville, Harry Potter alum Imelda Staunton and Atonement's Juno Temple are set to return as the pixies - the actual pixies, not the Scottish band.

Joachim Ronning, who directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is set to helm with Linda Woolverton - who wrote The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Homeward Bound (!!!) - penning the screenplay.

Here's a few behind-the-scenes shots from Elle Fanning's Instagram, complete with Angelina Jolie with the horns on.

Ultimate Photobomb #Maleficent2

420.1k Likes, 2,230 Comments - Elle Fanning (@ellefanning) on Instagram: "Ultimate Photobomb #Maleficent2"


It's bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!!!!! ✌ðŸÂÂ?¼

643.6k Likes, 13k Comments - Elle Fanning (@ellefanning) on Instagram: "It's bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!!!!! ✌ðŸÂÂ?¼"