Excitement is building for the highly anticipated sequel, Gladiator 2, as TMZ recently obtained exclusive photos and videos offering a first look at the film’s epic Colosseum set. Currently filming in Malta, the production showcases an impressive under-construction replica of the historic Colosseum, along with other buildings reminiscent of ancient Rome.
In addition to Malta, the film will also be shot in London and Morocco, further showcasing the landscapes that will serve as the backdrop for this sequel. However, the production has faced challenges, with an accident on set last month resulting in injuries to several crew members due to stunts gone wrong.
The cast of Gladiator 2 features Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, Paul Mescal, with Ridley Scott once again in the director’s chair.
During the Karlovy Vary Film Festival earlier this month, Russell Crowe humorously commented on the frequent inquiries about Gladiator 2, saying, “They should be f**king paying me for the amount of questions I am asked about a film I am not even in. It has nothing to do with me. In that world, I am dead. Six feet under.”
All that’s known so far about the sequel is that it takes place over 20 years after the original. 2000’s Gladiator was a huge critical and commercial success, earning $500 million at the box office and picking up 12 Oscar nominations. It won five Oscars, including best picture.
Audiences can anticipate the film’s release in November 2024.
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