Ridley Scott’s long-awaited ‘Gladiator’ sequel is finally commencing production this month. After a decade of development, the film is now ready to start shooting.
A video from the set in Morocco has surfaced, indicating that the sequel will feature a setting reminiscent of Ancient Rome, closely mirroring the structure of the first film.
While the idea of Scott’s epic may initially seem implausible on paper, the promising cast brings hope. Additionally, there is speculation regarding the film’s title, as “Gladiator 2” doesn’t quite fit. Suggestions such as “GLADIATORS” have been proposed.
The star-studded cast for this sequel includes Denzel Washington, Paul Mescal, Djimon Hounsou, Connie Nielsen, and Joseph Quinn. Notably, Barry Keoghan departed the project last month and was replaced by Quinn.
During an interview with Collider, as reported by Deadline, Russell Crowe, the original star of ‘Gladiator’ who won an Oscar for his performance, expressed a sense of “slight jealousy” for not being part of the sequel.
Crowe reflected on his experience, stating, “I mean, look, the only thing that I really feel about it is slightly jealous, you know? Because I was a much younger man, obviously, it was a huge experience in my life. It’s something that changed my life, really. It changed the way people regarded me and what I do for a living, and, you know, I’ve been very lucky to be involved in lots of big movies, but the legs on that film are incredible.” His statement reflects the significant impact the original film had on his life.