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Elle Fanning returns as Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty, for the next installment of Maleficent, starring opposite Angelina Jolie in the title role. 

They’ve not only started filming on the sequel, but have already completed production, and celebrated the wrap over the weekend (August 25). Fanning turned to her Instagram to mark the momentous occasion, giving her alter ego, Aurora, a shout-out: “Putting Aurora to sleep for now, but she’ll wake up in 2020.”

Notice Fanning’s tee shirt, which also pays homage to the once-cursed princess:

Putting Aurora to sleep for now, but she’ll wake up in 2020 #Maleficent2 #LASTDAY

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Director Joachim Rønning turned to Instagram, too, to celebrate the last day of shooting and squeezed A LOT of people into his post:

As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a baby,” and apparently even more so to make a movie.

Jolie didn’t join in the social media love fest on the last day, but she did take part in some on-set shenanigans:

Ultimate Photobomb #Maleficent2

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The original Maleficent tells the story of how Aurora came to fall into a deep sleep. And, if you’re familiar with the classic story and have seen the film, there was a resolve at the end (not-so-much a spoiler: she wakes up). So… what’s going to happen in the sequel if her “happily ever after” has already happened?

According to, Maleficent and Aurora join forces to protect the moors and the magical creatures who live there. But, the details that go beyond the one-line synopsis are shrouded in mystery at this point.

In addition to Jolie and Fanning, we can look for other original cast members, including Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Juno Temple and Sam Riley. Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining the cast as Queen Ingrith. We can also look for other new faces to the franchise like Harris Dickinson and Ed Skrein.

Can you believe Aurora is going back to sleep until 2020? 

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By Brigid Brown