Gladiator 2 now has a launch date, as Paramount has put the sequel on the schedule for November 22, 2024, which means it will debut over the Thanksgiving weekend subsequent 12 months if the date holds.
The authentic Gladiator was launched in May 2000, so the sequel might be out greater than 24 years later. It’s not fairly so long as the 36 years followers waited for Top Gun: Maverick, nonetheless.
Ridley Scott, who directed the primary Gladiator, is coming again for the sequel. Paul Mescal, who starred in Aftersun and is up for an Oscar for it this 12 months, is reportedly going to star in Gladiator 2.
Mescal will play play Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen’s Luciilla from the unique film, based on a report. Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix within the authentic) is now grown up and prepared for his personal journey. Maximus, performed by Russell Crowe within the first Gladiator, killed Commodus and saved Lucius earlier than dying.
Plot particulars for Gladiator 2 stay beneath wraps. What we do know, nonetheless, is that the screenplay was written by David Scarpa (All the Money within the World, Man within the High Castle).
2000’s Gladiator was an enormous important and industrial success, incomes $500 million on the field workplace and choosing up 12 Oscar nominations. It gained 5 Oscars, together with greatest image.