Filming for the Gladiator sequel will start in March and can function Paul Mescal as Lucius.
The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s epic movie, Gladiator 2 , is lastly prepared for launch, with a launch date of November 22, 2024. Beforehand Deadline reported that Paul Mescal , the actor who appeared gorgeous in Aftersun , would be the primary star on this movie.
Gladiator 2 has been in growth for a while, with the primary draft of the script being submitted final November. Since then, Scott has been trying to find essentially the most appropriate actor to star within the movie, considering the likes of Richard Madden, Timothée Chalamet, Miles Teller, and Austin Butler. Finally, nonetheless, it was Mescal who emerged as Scott’s best choice.
Mescal is not going to be taking part in Maximus, who was performed by Russell Crowe, however he’ll proceed his story as a brand new character in the identical world. He’ll play Lucius, son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), and nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s character Commodus, son of Roman chief Marcus Aurelius, who killed his father and usurped the throne. Lucius is now a grown man as a result of his story takes place years after the primary movie ended. Within the authentic movie, Maximus stabs the emperor earlier than touring to the afterlife to reunite along with his slain spouse and son, however he additionally saves Lucius and his mom, Lucilla, whereas avenging his household. Maximus’ sacrifice left a robust impression on younger Lucius and his story will proceed within the sequels.
Ridley Scott will as soon as once more function director and also will produce Gladiator 2 alongside Michael Pruss, and Crimson Wagon Leisure’s Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher. Janty Yates and Arthur Max, Costume Designer and Manufacturing Designer, respectively, from the unique movie can even return for the sequel. They may work on the mission from a script written by David Scarpa.
Paul Mescal himself is greatest identified for his position in Hulu’s restricted sequence Regular Individuals , which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for “Excellent Lead Actor in a Restricted Sequence or Film” in 2020. He additionally seems in Aftersun which is launched in 2022 , and her performance within the movie was critically acclaimed. He additionally appeared in God’s Creatures which premiered on the 2022 Cannes Movie Competition.