It was twenty years in the past that Sir Ridley Scott’s Roman epic hit cinemas and stormed the Oscars. Ever since rumours of a Gladiator 2 have been circulating. And now the unique’s star Russell Crowe has spoken out on the potential for a sequel.
Speaking with E! Online, the 56-year-old stated: “I can inform you these conversations have been happening because the final day of taking pictures the final one.
“And there’s been quite a lot of completely different concepts of approaching issues.
“I preserve being like this kind of occasion pooper once I say, I simply needed to remind you I died within the first one.”
Fans will bear in mind Crowe’s Maximus Decimus Meridius died on the finish of Gladiator and went to be along with his household within the fields of Elysium.
While simply final month producer Doug Wick shared an replace on Gladiator 2, revealing that Scott, was certainly engaged on it.
Speaking with Comic Book, the Gladiator producer stated how Scott “would love to do it”, however it’s a case of getting a script written.
Wick stated: “Everyone [involved with the original] loves the film an excessive amount of to ever take into account cheaply exploiting it and making one thing that is a shadow of it.
“It’s simply actually a transparent inventive drawback, engaged on a script, and if we will ever get it to a spot … Ridley’s engaged on it, it is actually only a query of whether or not we will get it to a spot the place it feels worthy to make it. It’s an actual problem, however it’s additionally an actual writing drawback, too.”
Wick added: “And, of course, the leading man is dead.”
The producer then alluded to The Godfather which had two sequels.
According to Deadline, Gladiator 2 can be targeted on Lucius, the younger son of Lucilla and grandson of Marcus Aurelius.
The younger Lucius and his mom have been saved by Maximus when he avenged his household.