Gladiator 2, sequel to the film also made by Ridley Scott has its protagonist and it is Paul Mescal
It’s been twenty-two years since Gladiator, a film that won numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. After all this time it is now official confirmation that there will be a sequel, or Gladiator 2 also produced by Ridley Scott.
In the latter days castings were made for the choice of the new protagonist and the actor is Paul Mescal. The young Irish actor made his TV series debut Normal people and also starred in the film The Dark Daughter produced by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Ridley Scott has therefore decided to focus on a young interpreter who is making his way recently in independent or niche products, but already demonstrating his value.
Gladiator 2: chosen the protagonist Paul Mescal
The film therefore officially has a protagonist and also has a screenplay that was completed in 2021. From the leaked news about the script, it seems that the protagonist will be Lucius, son of Lucilla and grandson of Commodus, saved by Massimo Decimo Meridio at the end of the film . We are therefore thirty years after the end of the events of the first film and we might even see Russell Crowe come back in some flashback.
The film will begin its shooting in May 2023 and surely from that moment we will know other details on the plot and on the other interpreters involved. The anticipation for this sequel is certainly very high, given the enormous success of the first film and the fact that over the years it has turned into a real cult, both for its protagonist and for the dialogues that have now become part of the collective popular culture.
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