Ridley Scott is working on Gladiator 2but we are not to expect the return of Maximus, who died in the first part. Russell Crowe in a new interview, he confirmed this, saying that he has no such plans. The story takes place many years after the events of one and focuses on Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), who was a child in one. Russell Crowe turns out to have knowledge about the sequel, which he got from conversations with Scott.
Gladiator 2 – Russell Crowe comments
This is how the actor talks about meeting Ridley Scott and talking about it Gladiator 2. However, he revealed a key piece of information about Lucius that had not previously been discussed: he is to be the ruler of Rome.
– Yes, we had dinner together and talked about it. So I know more or less how it shapes the story. As you remember, there was a kid in one who wanted to beat a gladiator, which led to the whole “my name is” speech. This kid has grown up and is now an emperor. I don’t really know what’s going to happen next, but that’s the idea. So it’s not a remake, but not a direct sequel either. It’s not a story set a day later, after all, but 30 years after the events or something.
It was recently revealed that Paul Mescal will play Lucius. They will return from the cast Connie Nielsen (Lucilla) and Djimon Hounsou (Juba). Preparations are underway to start shooting on the set, which is expected to start soon. He is responsible for the script David Scarpa. The release date has not been set.
By the time Gladiator 2 arrives, we’ll be getting Ridley Scott’s other costume spectacle, which is Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix. This movie is already shot and in post-production.