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‘Gladiator 2’ – Ridley Scott’s Sequel Teaser Drops

Set several decades after the events of the first movie in ancient Rome.

Get ready to step back into the arena with the official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2, starring Paul Mescal as the now-grown Lucius. Slated for a Nov. 22 release, this long-anticipated sequel promises to capture the epic grandeur of its predecessor. Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and nephew of the original film’s antagonist Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), is now living in Numidia.

Events draw him back to Rome as a gladiator, setting the stage for new rivalries and reunions. Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, and Fred Hechinger round out the stellar supporting cast, promising a thrilling continuation of the saga.

Ridley Scott revealed that he was drawn to Mescal’s compelling performance in Normal People, sealing the actor’s lead role in Gladiator 2 after a brief conversation. Mescal’s physical transformation for the role impressed co-star Pascal, who found facing off against him in the arena challenging. The film picks up on the legacy of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), whose heroic efforts in the original Gladiator saved Lucius and Lucilla, setting the stage for this new chapter. With its November release, fans can expect another round of spectacular battles, rich storytelling, and powerful performances.

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