This year we will have the grand premiere in theaters of one of the most anticipated sequels: Gladiator 2the new installment that follows the events of the acclaimed Gladiator of Ridley Scottwho returns as director of this new installment.

Paramount Pictures recently kicked off its marketing campaign with the first glimpses of the cast headed by Paul Mescal (All of Us Strangers, Normal People), and following up on this day with the first official poster focusing on Mescal preparing for battle. The actor plays the adult version of Lucius, a role played by a young Spencer Treat Clark in the original film.

The studio has already announced that the trailer will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9. Pay attention.

The rest of the cast is made up of Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us, The Mandalorian) as Marcus Acacius, a Roman general who trained under Maximus (Russell Crowe), Denzel Washingtonin a new collaboration with Scott after starring American Gangster (2007), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) in an antagonistic role as Emperor Geta, the return of Connie Nielsen reprising her role as Lucilla.

Other cast members include Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus, Thelma), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Matt Lucas (Wonka) and the return of Derek Jacobi like Gracchus

Gladiator (2000) from Scott, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, followed the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a former general who is forced to be a common gladiator under the rule of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), a self-proclaimed patricide emperor of Rome.

Set years after the events of the original film, “the sequel’s story will focus on Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and the nephew of Commodus of Phoenix.”

David Scarpa write the script for Gladiator 2marking a new collaboration with Scott, after having written the script for All the Money in the World.

Scott directs and produces the sequel launched in November 2018. Michael Pruss is also a producer, along with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are executive producers.

Several members of the original film's behind-the-scenes crew have returned to work on the sequel, including director of photography John Matieson, while Arthur Max and Janty Yates return to production design and costume design, respectively.

As a curious fact we tell you that Gladiator (2000) was a co-production of Paramount and Universal Pictures, the latter having the option to co-produce Gladiator 2with Paramount also serving as distributor.

Paramount set the release date for Gladiator 2 by November 22, 2024.

Poster (via Gladiator Movie):


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