Gladiator 2: Release date, possible signing of Denzel Washington and more details about the sequel

After more than 20 years of being one of the most successful films, director Ridley Scott prepares the sequel to ‘Gladiator’previously starring Russell Crowewhich will now have Paul Mescal in his place as the new star figure of the film that hopes to be a box office hit.

Let’s remember that this film was very important because it was nominated for 12 categories at the Oscars, receiving the statuette of 5 nominations, including ‘Best film’. Will the new sequel achieve the same? We tell you some of the news, here.

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When is ‘Gladiator 2’ released?

There is already a scheduled date! The movie sequel “Gladiator” will be produced by Paramount and is preparing to be released to all theaters internationally on November 22, 2024.

It should be noted that this sequel will tell the story of ‘Gladiator’, from where it left off in its version released in 2000, with the exception that new actors will be part of the cast as Paul Mescal as protagonist.

Scene from “Gladiator” with Russell Crowe.

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Will Denzel Washington participate in ‘Gladiator 2’?

A news that remains to be confirmed. Rumors point out that actor Denzel washington is in negotiations with the film’s director and Paramount to reach an agreement and ensure its participation in one of the most anticipated sequels.

According to exclusive news from the international website Deadline, the actor from ‘The Equalizer’ is interested in the role that the director Ridley Scott created so that he can interpret in the sequel to this production, so it would only remain pending to fix monetary and time issues.

What is flattering is that the director of the film and Denzel Washington have already worked together on the film before. “American Gangster”, launched in 2007, where, curiously, Russell Crowe, the previous protagonist, was also there. This leaves a sign that the deal can be closed and we will see it in “Gladiator 2”.

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Other details you should know about “Gladiator 2”

The recordings for the sequel will start shortly, so the confirmation of the actors is still on hold, but one of those who would have already signed his contract is barry keoghanwho is rumored to play Emperor Geta, although it is not certain yet.

One of the most curious points is that Paul Mescal He managed to get the leading role in “Gladiator 2”, beating actors like the nominee Austin Butler, Richard Madden or Miles Teller, to play Lucius Verus in his adult version.

The sequel to the film began to be prepared at the end of 2018, so to date many details are ready, such as the script, but the plot it will offer has not been revealed, since the story can take different directions.