Ridley Scott's Gladiator 2 gets a new international release date

The film stars Paul Mescal in the lead role as Lucius, the young nephew of the Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix in the original film
Ridley Scott's Gladiator 2 gets a new international release date

The follow-up of Ridley Scott's 2000 film Gladiator, Gladiator 2, has a new international release date. The film will hit the theatres on November 15, ahead of its North American release on November 22.

The film stars Paul Mescal in the lead role as Lucius, the young nephew of the Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix in the original film. The sequel also boasts an ensemble cast including Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, and Fred Hechinger, among others. It is to be noted that actors Connie Nielsen and Derek Jacobi, who played the roles of Lucilla and Senator Gracchus in the original film, will reprise their roles.

Gladiator 2 is set years after the first film's events, and it will focus on Lucius (Paul). He was saved by Maximus ( Russell Crowe) when he defeated Commodus in combat, though he, too, succumbed to his injuries, allowing him to finally reunite with his murdered wife and son in the afterlife.

It will be backed by Ridley, along with Doug Wick, Michael Pruss and Lucy Fisher. The script is written by David Scarpa.

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