Ridley Scott, ready for ‘Gladiator 2’. The script for the sequel is already underway

Andrea Zamora

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The director has confirmed that when he finishes filming his next project ‘Kitbag’, a drama about Napoleon with Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Comer, he will get to work with the second installment of the five-Oscar-winning film.

Gladiator 2 it is closer to becoming a reality. The script for the sequel to the film de Ridley Scott is already underway and the director – who will also be placed behind the cameras of the continuation – has updated the status of the project, for which he already has in mind when to begin his filming.

“They are already writing the next Gladiatorsays Scott in Empire. “So, when you’ve done Napoleon, Gladiator will be ready to go “, Add. As the director indicates, after the next premieres of The last duel and The Gucci house, will be placed behind the cameras of Kitbag, a drama about Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Comer. Plans are for production on this project to begin in 2022, so the sequel to Gladiator It could kick off its filming at the end of that same year or in 2023.

Gladiatorstarring Russell Crowe and Phoenix, was raised in 2001 with five Oscars. The historical drama followed Maximus, the Roman general of Marcus Aurelius envied by the latter’s son: Comfortable. When Commodus seizes power, he orders the arrest of Maximus and the murder of his family. Later, the protagonist is captured by a slave trader and becomes a gladiator. From the arena, he tries to carry out his revenge.

Plans for Gladiator 2 were announced in November 2018: the story will follow Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and Commodus’ nephew (Phoenix). Both Lucilla and Lucius were saved by Maximus (Crowe) before dying. The sequel will be set about 25 years after the first delivery. The script of Gladiator 2 is in charge of Peter Craig, the same behind the librettos of Top Gun: Maverick and The Batman.

While you wait for news, do not miss the trailer of The last duel that you will find on these lines. The film, with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer as protagonists, the October 29th. You can also take a look, below, at the trailer for The Gucci house. The film about the murder of Maurizio Gucci at the hands of a mercenary hired by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Its cast includes Driver, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino. Its premiere is scheduled for November 26.