There are millions of people around the world who are huge fans of the classic Disney cartoon movies, so it is no surprise that the live-action adaptations of these films are proving a huge success on the big screen. While some of these films have stuck to the original Disney classics that we know and love so well, there is one movie that has done things a little bit different.
Back in 2014, we got the very impressive Disney movie Maleficent, which gave us a look at the classic tale Sleeping Beauty but this time told from the perspective of the villain of the story, Maleficent. The movie proved a huge success, raking in over $710m worldwide, so it was no surprise that plans were soon put in place for a sequel to get made in the near future.
Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie played the titular role in Maleficent and it was unsure whether she was going to sign on to reprise the role for the sequel. However, earlier this year it was claimed that Angelina was definitely up for making Maleficent 2, which led to the project moving ahead with Linda Woolverton starting work on the screenplay for the project back in July.
With all that said though, Angelina Jolie is a very busy woman, with a number of new movie projects lined up for the coming years, not to mention the problems she is currently having in her personal life. We hope to see more progress being made on Maleficent 2 in the near future but we cannot see this movie hitting the big screen until 2018 at the earliest.