The sequel to ‘Gladiator’ finds its protagonist: The actor rose to fame only three years ago but he has known how to choose his projects very well

The film, which will follow the character of Lucius, is the continuation of the success of Ridley Scott released more than two decades ago.

More than two decades later, Ridley Scott is poised to continue his most famous epic drama. The director is going to take to the big screen Gladiators 2the sequel to gladiator. The film, released in the year 2000, was a complete success, raising more than 503 million dollars Worldwide. If everything goes according to plan, the new installment will be the director’s next film after the film about Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix. And they have already found their leading actor.

As reported THRPaul Mescal is in negotiations to sign for Gladiators 2. The aforementioned medium indicates that the new installment will follow luciusthe son of Lucilla -played by Connie Nielsen in the original film- and Nielsen’s nephew Comfortable -character played by Phoenix-. THR does not confirm that Mescal is going to play Lucius, but everything indicates that this will be his role if the negotiations go well.

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Paul Mescal

Mescal rose to fame just three years ago with normal people, the fiction that adapted the novel by Sally Rooney. In this short period of time, the actor has become one of the performers to keep track of. Thanks, above all, to the fact that he has known how to choose his projects very well.

This film marked a milestone in cinema and, more than 20 years later, it will have a sequel

In his filmography there are titles like the dark daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first film as a director who adapted Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name. She has also worked alongside Emily Watson in the drama God’s Creatures and has recently premiered in Spain aftersunwhich has received very good reviews.

Maximum Meridian Tenththe protagonist of gladiator played by Russell Crowe, dies at the end of the film. When Scott announced that he was working on a sequel, fans were curious as to who would be the main character in the new installment. Spencer Treat Clark was in charge of giving life to Lucius in the 2000 film.

gladiator not only triumphed among the public, also in the oscar winning five awards: Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects.

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