Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks For “Maleficent 2”?

“12 Years a Slave” and “Doctor Strange” star Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumored to be in discussions to appear in the live-action fantasy sequel “Maleficent 2” at Disney Pictures.

The Hashtag Show broke the news, saying Ejiofor’s role will be a potential romantic foil for Angelina Jolie’s titular character and if confirmed it will see him join other cast members Michele Pfeiffer and Ed Skrein.

Joachim Ronning helms from a screenplay by Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton. Ejiofor recently starred in the role of Scar in Jon Favreau’s live-action “The Lion King”.