Gladiator 2: Release Date Officially Announced
Filming is expected to begin soon
Ridley Scott's five-time Oscar-winning historical drama "Gladiator" was released 23 years ago. Not only was it a big hit at the box office, it also created a veritable craze for other film adaptations about the ancient world, including "Troy" and "Alexander", for example. A sequel to "Gladiator" has now been in the works for several years, and the script is even said to have been completed since 2021.
News of the production emerged a few days ago, as those responsible announced the prospect of a U.S. release date of November 22, 2024. On the one hand, this means that you still have to be patient for more than one and a half years until you can see the film in theaters. But on the other hand, it also suggests that filming will start very soon, which in turn means more information about the plot. At present, only rumors regarding the story of the sequel are in circulation. Given the ending of the first part, however, it is obvious that Russell Crowe will not return as the lead character. This was also confirmed by the 58-year-old in a recent interview.
In addition, the signing of Paul Mescal, who will play Commodus' nephew Lucius, has already been confirmed. The 27-year-old was last seen in the musical drama "Carmen" and is currently even nominated for an Oscar as best leading actor. He first became known to a wider audience in 2020 through the miniseries "Normal People". A few months ago, there was a major casting call for the part of the now grown-up Lucius, during which "Top Gun: Maverick" star Miles Teller, "Elvis" actor Austin Butler and even Timothée Chalamet were under consideration.
We are definitely excited and hope for more news about "Gladiator 2" soon, which is set to release on November 22, 2024.