Following in the footsteps of the movie original, Ridley Scott begins to assemble an impressive cast for the sequel to Gladiator which is currently in pre-production.
After Russell Crowe took the world by storm in 2000 with his role as Maximum Meridian TenthRidley Scott returns to the peplum genre with this sequel that had been floating in the air for so many years, but that seemed like it would never get going.
Paul Mescal will be the actor in charge of giving life to Lucio in his adult stage, several decades after the events of the original Gladiator film.
As we say, the cast of Gladiator 2 is following in the footsteps of its predecessor. stars like Connie Nielsenwho is set to return as Lucilla, will join names like Barry Keoghan (Inisherin’s Banshees), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) y Denzel Washington (Training Day).
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The latest addition to the illustrious cast of the Gladiator sequel seems to be, neither more nor less, than Peter Pascal (The Last of Us). According to Deadline, the actor of Chilean origin is finalizing the agreement to join the cast of the film Ridley Scott.
As Pedro Pascal is one of the busiest actors at the moment, it is hoped that he will be able to film his scenes before making the jump to production on The Last of Us season two, which will also be moving forward in the coming months.
No details have been revealed about what kind of character the actor will play: it could be a fighter who risks his life in the arena or any figure from Rome that we will see in the film.
What seems clear is that Ridley Scott continues to up the ante on Gladiator 2 with the cast he’s assembling, something that always makes a high-profile movie like this more appealing.