Gladiator 2 now has a release date, as Paramount has put the sequel on the schedule for November 22, 2024, meaning it’ll debut over the Thanksgiving weekend next year if the date holds.
The original Gladiator was released in May 2000, so the sequel will be out more than 24 years later. It’s not quite as long as the 36 years fans waited for Top Gun: Maverick, however.
Ridley Scott, who directed the first Gladiator, is coming back for the sequel. Paul Mescal, who starred in Aftersun and is up for an Oscar for it this year, is reportedly going to star in Gladiator 2.
Mescal will play play Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen’s Luciilla from the original movie, according to a report. Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix in the original) is now grown up and ready for his own adventure. Maximus, played by Russell Crowe in the first Gladiator, killed Commodus and saved Lucius before dying.
Plot details for Gladiator 2 remain under wraps. What we do know, however, is that the screenplay was written by David Scarpa (All the Money in the World, Man in the High Castle).
2000’s Gladiator was a huge critical and commercial success, earning $500 million at the box office and picking up 12 Oscar nominations. It won five Oscars, including best picture.
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