The big story hidden here is that, somehow, there are still plans for a Gladiator 2. Dialing this one back, original reports pretty close to the original film’s release stated that Ridley Scott wanted a Gladiator 2 that would be about Maximus in the afterlife and possibly coming back to life. I would’ve thought talk like that would just about kill the sequel, but somehow, it’s still there.
In a 2018 report, which has yet to be confirmed as far as I know, the film would follow an adult version of Lucius, originally played by Spencer Treat Clark. His character was the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus and the son of Lucilla, played by Connie Neilsen.
Now, it appears that the untitled Gladiator sequel is trucking right along, and according to some close to development, will begin production very soon.
I’m not sure I need a Gladiator sequel, and Ridley Scott has been returning to the well a bit too much recently to varying degrees of success.
So what do you think? Do you want a grown-up Lucius in a Gladiator sequel? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe