Denzel Washington May Be In The Long Awaited Gladiator Sequel.
If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a big movie fan, and historical movies are some of my favorite. Right next to mob movies of course. One of cinemas best historical movies in my opinion is the Gladiator (2000) and now the long awaited sequel is reaching it’s final talks with some big stars.
From Screen Rant actors Denzel Washington and film director Ridley Scott are looking at Gladiator two as a possible reunion between the two since their last hit film American Gangster. While it is not confirmed that Washington will actually be at the helm of the film. It would be a major win for Scott as he’s been working on the sequel to one of the greatest films of his career for over twenty years.
Paramount dates Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2 release for November 22, 2024. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/h05eujs9qY— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) February 3, 2023
However, what is a shame is that actor Russel Crow, who played the iconic Maximus will not be returning for the follow up. Meaning we either see the character re-casted which is unlike or will learn the fate of the roman we fell in love with. However, looking at the IMDb page we do learn some possible plot about the movie as Barry Keoghan is rumored to be playing Emperor Geta who co-ruled Rome with his brother before being killed by said brother.
If proven to be true that means we are about 17 years in the future from the first film. I hope the sequel adds some of the elements from the first film that we fell in love with. While also throwing in some new aged tech, though something tells me we won’t be seeing as horse powered hydraulic systems in the follow up.
I’m thrilled to get more information as it becomes available, but as rumors state we may get to see this film in November of next year.