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Gladiator 2 details revealed, Ridley Scott film to be set 25 years later

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a person wearing a costume © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Gladiator 2 is still happening, but some intriguing new details about the film have been revealed.


Last year, it was announced that Ridley Scott was set to direct a follow-up to his 2000 historical epic, adapting a script written by Peter Craig whose next film is the forthcoming Top Gun sequel.

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Nothing official is known about the film, though Men In Black: International producers Walter F Parke and Laurie MacDonald have now confirmed when the film will be set to HeyUGuys.

“We’re working with Ridley,” MacDonald said. ”That’s one we wouldn’t touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. We’re working with an amazing writer as well - Peter Craig.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07:  Director Ridley Scott celebrates The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon) © Getty BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Director Ridley Scott celebrates The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon) Parkes continued: “It picks up the story 30 years later… 25 years later.”

This would corroborate earlier reports that the story will focus on Lucius, the son of Lucilla and nephew of Commodus, characters played by Connie Nielsen and Joaquin Phoenix in the original.

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In recent years, Scott has returned to his Alien franchise, directing Prometheus in 2012 and Alien: Covenant in 2017, His most recent film, All the Money in the World, came out January 2018.

Singer Nick Cave once wrote his own time-travel sequel to Gladiator which would have seen the Roman gods resurrect Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus Decimus Meridius, to fight against the persecution of Christians.

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