After almost 20 years of its premiere, the film Gladiator It will have a sequel. This was confirmed by producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald during a press tour of Men in Black: International.
Both mentioned that they are already working together with director Ridley Scott and writer Peter Craig to continue one of the highest grossing films of the year 2000 and winner in the categories of Best Film, Best Actor and Best Visual Effects at the Ã? Scar Awards.
As discussed by Parkes and MacDonald, this film will be developed 25 years after the death of Maximus (character played by actor Russell Crowe), which made him one of the biggest stars of that time. Unofficial information indicates that this sequel could focus on the story of Lucius (nephew of Commodus), who in the 2000 film was a child.
It is important to remember that in 2017, Ridley Scott had already given indications of a possible second part of Gladiator during a premiere interview Alien: Covenant, in which he expressed that he not only wanted to make a sequel to the film but also to return to work with Russell Crowe - even though his character died in the famous film.
I was having this conversation with the studio: but it's dead. But there is a way to bring it back. I do not know if it will happen, I do not know, he said on that occasion.
Still no confirmed date for the premiere of the second part of this film developed in ancient Rome.