Gladiator 2 first reactions – ‘Blown away’ by Ridley Scott’s Paul Mescal sequel | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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It’s been 25 years since Sir Ridley Scott shot Gladiator, which went on to win 5 Oscars, together with Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe.

And later this 12 months Gladiator 2, set 15 years after the occasions of the unique film, hits cinemas.

The sequel follows a grown-up Lucius, the nephew of Commodus, who was saved by Maximus.

Oscar-nominee Paul Mescal stars because the older Lucius, initially portrayed by Spencer Treat Clark in 2000’s Gladiator.

His character is now residing “in the wilderness” with no connection to his mom Lucilla (performed by a returning Connie Nielsen), who he thinks could also be useless.

Gladiator 2 co-stars Denzel Washington as a former slave turned arms supplier, alongside Sir Derek Jacobi as Senator Gracchus and a returning Djimon Hounsou as Juba the previous gladiator.

Having completed capturing the film, Scott is about to begin work on a Bee Gees biopic, as his swords and sandals epic enters post-production.

And in response to an insider report, the primary footage for the upcoming film is completely thrilling.

Deadline report: “Scott recently wrapped production on the sequel to his smash hit Gladiator and, according to sources, early footage has blown execs away.

“He is known for finding his follow-up projects quickly, and once production wrapped last month the studio was quick to get the latest draft of the Bee Gees film in front before he found that next movie.”

Gladiator 2 hits cinemas on November 22, 2024.