One of the greatest hits in movie history – Gladiator – will soon receive its long-awaited sequel! This production was announced in 2018, but we haven’t heard anything specific about the sequel since then. Today, however, we received very positive news!
It’s been 21 years since one of the best costume films hit theaters. It is, of course, Gladiator directed by the famous Ridley Scott. Even though we are a long time away from this production, Scott still has an idea for a sequel in his head. Moreover, the director is slowly transferring this idea to paper! In an interview with the movie magazine Empire, he confirmed that the script for the sequel to the movie Gladiator is being worked on!
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When is the premiere?
Plus, we found out when we can expect this sequel. Right now, Ridley Scott is busy with the Napoleon Bonaparte movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix. However, the director confirmed that as soon as the production about the famous military leader ends, he will focus on Gladiator 2! Looking at these news, I wouldn’t expect a premiere before the second half of 2023.
The film is to tell the story of a certain Lucius, son of Lucilla known from the original film. Lucius is the nephew of Commodus, the Roman leader played by Joaquin Phoenix, who died at the hands of the main character, Maximus. Sequel producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, in an interview with HeyUGuys, confirmed that the plot of the film will be set 25 years after the events of the first part.