Gladiator Russell Crowe, who played General Maximus Decimus Meridius

Gladiator 2 Movie News, Release Date, Cast

Will there be a Gladiator 2

What has been rumored for a long time has now been confirmed in early 2022, Ridley Scott will start preparations for the filming of “Gladiator 2“.

“I already have a finished script for the continuation of the movie. As soon as I finish working on the movie” Kitbag “, I throw myself into shooting” Gladiator 2 “, said director Ridley Scott in an interview for Empire, thus announcing the continuation of the 2000 movie hit.

The main role was played by Russell Crowe, who played General Maximus Decimus Meridius, a friend of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was betrayed and killed by his ambitious son Commodus. The film, in which Maximus breaks through the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and the emperor, won five Oscars 21 years ago, including the one for best film.

Gladiator Russell Crowe, who played General Maximus Decimus Meridius
Gladiator Russell Crowe as Maximus (photo source: Twitter)

The sequel to the cult film has been announced for years, and foreign media speculate that the film’s story will focus on Lucius, Lucilla’s son, played by Connie Nielsen in “Gladiator”.

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Lucius is the nephew of Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix in 2000) by a Roman leader who was killed by Maximus, and “Gladiator 2” will follow what happens to Lucius when he grows up. By the way, Lucius was played by Spencer Treat Clark 21 years ago, but it is not known whether the actor will also play an adult hero.

Gladiator movie Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus
Gladiator Joaquin Phoenix (photo source: CatchPlay)

Ridley Scott does not want to reveal details at the moment, and everything will be clearer at the end of 2021 year when the busy director finishes other movie projects. And it’s not that they’re missing.

Because, for a start, Scott will present the movie “House of Gucci” with Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Jared Leto this month.

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Then, in November, Scott has the premiere of the film “The Last Duel”, a historical spectacle, which takes place in the 14th century. It stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

After that, the director will dedicate himself to the film “Kitbag”, in which Joaquin Phoenix plays Napoleon Bonaparte, and Jodie Comer plays his Josephine. When it’s all over, Scott will dedicate himself to “Gladiator 2”.

Gladiator 2 Release Date

“As soon as I’m done with Napoleon, I’ll be ready to go back to ancient Rome,” the director said.

Since movie director Ridley Scott is quite busy with other projects the new Gladiator 2 movie will be out sometime in 2023.

Gladiator 2 Cast

As for the cast of Gladiator 2 is kind of too early but we can only speculate, Russell Crowe is kind of out of shape at the moment but he has enough time to shape up. Joaquin Phoenix I can see him coming back for the movie he is a great actor. Spencer Treat Clark who played Lucius could return and Connie Nielsen who played his mother Lucilla. I would love to see Tommy Flanagan back. There was a rumor a while back that Chris Hemsworth is to play Russell Crowe’s son.

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