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Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ is getting a sequel

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The 2000 cult classic, Gladiator, is set to get a sequel soon. At a recent interview with HeyUGuys, the producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald revealed that it’s only a matter time before we witness the Colosseum again on the silver screen. The producers also revealed that the sequel will be set 20 years after of the previous one.

“It picks up the story 30 years later…25 years later,” Parkes said, adding, “We’re working with Ridley. 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.”

Talking about the plot, it is quite clear that the sequel will not feature Maximus since he died in the original movie. Rather it will put Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) in the limelight. Per the 2018 report, “The youth was the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the weaselly son of Roman leader Marcus Aurelius who murdered his father seized the throne and wound up in the gladiator ring with Maximus, who though mortally wounded, skewered the emperor before fading into the great beyond to reunite with his slain wife and son.”

We can expect a young Lucius in the sequel. It is unsure whether Spencer Treat Clark will reprise his role of Lucius. He recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable sequel, Glass.

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Gladiator released in 2000, and was set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor’s son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favor of his father’s favorite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general’s family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator – but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne.

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