Gladiator 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2000 epic historical drama directed by Ridley Scott, is in the works. David Scarpa has penned the script, with an impressive cast including Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Derek Jacobi reprising their roles. The film is set to be produced by Scott Free Productions in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. This article covers everything about the budget, cast and box office collection of Gladiator 2.
Gladiator 2 Budget
Gladiator 2 is being made at a budget of US $200 million. The original Gladiator film was made on a budget of around US $103 million. Gladiator 2 follows Lucius who was saved by Maximus in Gladiator.
Gladiator 2 Cast
In Gladiator 2, Paul Mescal takes on the role of Lucius Verus, who, after disappearing for approximately fifteen years, has been living in seclusion with no contact with his mother, played by Connie Nielsen. Denzel Washington portrays a former slave turned wealthy arms and commodity dealer nursing a grudge against the emperors.
Connie Nielsen reprises her role as Lucilla, Lucius’s mother and the older sister of Commodus. Derek Jacobi returns as Senator Gracchus, a member of the Roman Senate. Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, and Pedro Pascal join the cast as co-emperors Caracalla, Geta, and an undisclosed character, respectively.
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The ensemble also features May Calamawy, Lior Raz, Peter Mensah, and Matt Lucas in various roles, promising an intriguing mix of characters in this highly anticipated sequel.
Gladiator 2 Box Office Collection Prediction
Gladiator 2 is expected to earn around US $600 million at the box office. The original Gladiator film earned more than US $500 million at the box office.