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Gladiator II

Gladiator II

Follow Lucius, the son of Maximus's love Lucilla, on his journey after Maximus's death. Gladiator II is an upcoming epic historical drama film directed and co-produced by Ridley Scott. Serving as a sequel to Gladiator, the film was written by David Scarpa, and stars Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, Connie Nielsen, and Derek Jacobi.
Cast: Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn (VII), Fred Hechinger, Lior Raz, Derek Jacobi, Rory McCann, Tim McInnerny
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Grab your sword and shield, it's almost time to return to the Coliseum! Gladiator 2 is charging its way into Everyman Cinemas from November 2024.

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Gladiator II

After more than 20 years, the wait is almost over: 'Gladiator II' is coming soon to Everyman Cinemas!

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This eagerly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott's iconic 2000 film promises to transport audiences back to the grandeur and brutality of ancient Rome. The original "Gladiator" captivated viewers with the powerful story of Maximus Decimus Meridius, portrayed by Russell Crowe, a betrayed general turned gladiator seeking vengeance. The film garnered over £350 million worldwide and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Now, more than two decades later, the saga continues.

"Gladiator II" focuses on Lucius, portrayed by Paul Mescal, the nephew of the fallen Emperor Commodus. As a child, Lucius witnessed Maximus' valiant struggle and ultimate sacrifice in the Colosseum. To shield him from the corruption of Rome, Lucius' mother, Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), sent him to Numidia. There, Lucius found solace and built a life. But peace is fleeting in the ancient world, and Roman forces, led by General Marcus Acacius (Pedro Pascal), soon invade, capturing Lucius and dragging him back to Rome.

Back in Rome, Lucius finds himself thrown into the unforgiving world of the gladiatorial arena. Amidst the chaos and carnage, he is astonished to see his mother alive, her resilience a beacon of hope for him. Joining the cast is Denzel Washington as Macrinus, a former gladiator turned affluent slave trader, who now uses gladiators for sport. The political climate is fraught with danger as the power-hungry sibling emperors Caracalla (Fred Hechinger) and Geta (Joseph Quinn) vie for dominance, channelling the ruthless ambition reminiscent of Commodus from the original movie.

Ridley Scott returns to helm and direct the highly anticipated sequel.

Acclaimed Director, Ridley Scott, celebrated for his work on the first movie in addition to "Blade Runner" and "The Martian," returns to helm and direct "Gladiator II," promising to deliver the same epic scale and visceral intensity that made the original a classic. Joining him are seasoned collaborators, including cinematographer John Mathieson, known for his visually striking work on "Logan" and "Mary Queen of Scots," production designer Arthur Max, whose artistry shone in "Napoleon" and "The Martian," and costume designer Janty Yates, who won an Academy Award for "Gladiator" and dazzled with her creations in "House of Gucci." With this powerhouse team, audiences can expect a visual feast that immerses them in the grandeur of ancient Rome.

Paul Mescal's portrayal of Lucius introduces a fresh yet familiar hero to the Gladiator saga. As he navigates the treacherous sands of the arena and the perilous corridors of power, Lucius' journey becomes one of survival, resilience, and the unyielding quest for justice. This epic tale will not only honour the legacy of its predecessor but carve out its own place in cinematic history. With fierce battles, intricate political intrigue, and deep emotional stakes, "Gladiator II" promises a thrilling return to the ancient world. 

Sharpen your swords and brace yourselves — the arena awaits once more.


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