Brief “Creed” & “Maleficent” Sequel Updates

Sylvester Stallone has indicated that the upcoming “Creed” sequel will be shooting next year.

The actor posted on Instagram on Friday a shot from the first film with the caption: “Getting stronger!!! 2018 #Creed 2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky”

MGM says in a statement to Variety that the project remains only in development: “We are continuing to work on developing the sequel to ‘Creed'”.

Another sequel on the cards is the follow-up to Disney’s 2014 live-action “Sleeping Beauty” revisionist film “Maleficent”.

The first film’s star Angelina Jolie, appearing at the Telluride Film Festival this week, tells Deadline she’s committed to the sequel and it’ll begin soon: “We have been working on the script and this is going to be a really strong sequel.”

Disney has numerous dates over the next few years set aside for live-action fairy tale films – “Maleficent 2” could slot into any of those.