Gladiator 2 in Development + Ridley Scott Directing

Gladiator 2 in Development + Ridley Scott Directing

Gladiator 2 is currently in development with Ridley Scott returning to direct.

Gladiator 2 is the follow up to the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator which starred Russell Crowe. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 5 of them, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Now, Ridley Scott is ready to make a sequel. Read on… reports that Ridley Scott has talked about making a sequel for a while now, and admitted last year that he had the perfect idea for it.

Gladiator 2 has tapped Top Gun 2 writer Peter Craig to pen the movie.

What is interesting is Crowe’s Maximus character famously didn’t live through the first film, so many people are wondering how the sequel will move forward.

At the moment, it is unclear at this time if Russell Crowe will return for Gladiator 2, but Ridley Scott has talked about bringing him back numerous times over the years.

Currently, for consistency purpose, the movie will center on Lucius, who is the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) in the original movie.

Lucius is the nephew of the villainous Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Commodus killed Russell Crowe’s Maximus at the end of the film. However, before Maximus died, he saved the lives of Lucius and Lucilla.

This could be an interesting take on the follow-up.

It’s believed that production on Gladiator 2 could happen pretty quickly. Ridley Scott is currently preparing to make Raised by Wolves, which is his first television series, for the TNT network.

Gladiator 2 is happening at Paramount this time around and Universal reportedly has an option to co-finance. Sorry, but DreamWorks will not be part of the sequel.

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