Russell Crowe Shares Thoughts on Gladiator 2

Actor Russell Crowe has shared his thoughts on the upcoming movie Gladiator 2.

In 2000, Crowe starred in the epic historical drama Gladiator as Maximus Decimus Meridius. This film from director Ridley Scott won Best Picture and earned Crowe the Best Actor win at the Oscars. Over two decades later, the film is getting a sequel also directed by Scott, starring Paul Mescal as Maximus’s son Lucius.

Crowe will not appear in the new film. When asked about it, he told Deadline, “I don’t know anything about the cast, I don’t know anything about the plot. Well, I wouldn’t, would I? ‘Cause I’m dead! But I just know that whoever’s involved in that movie, if Ridley has decided to do a second part of that story 24 years later, he will have really strong reasons to do so. And it’s very typical of him, really, to rethink everything that he’s done and know how to make it better. So, I would say that, now, I couldn’t think of that movie being anything less than absolutely spectacular.”

When asked if he would work with Scott again, Crowe said, “We haven’t made a movie together for quite a while now. That’s not intentional, it’s just the way it’s worked out. But we’ve made — what is it? — five moves together. I’ve said this many times over the years, but there’s no better set for an actor like me to be on that one of Ridley Scott’s. He has the intellect that allows you to fully collaborate. He has the true, pure spirit of an artist.”

What is the Gladiator sequel release date?

Gladiator 2 is set to release on November 22, 2024, by Paramount Pictures.