It was twenty years ago that Sir Ridley Scott’s Roman epic hit cinemas and stormed the Oscars. Ever since rumours of a Gladiator 2 have been circulating. And now the original’s star Russell Crowe has spoken out on the possibility of a sequel.
Speaking with E! Online, the 56-year-old said: “I can tell you those conversations have been going on since the last day of shooting the last one.
“And there’s been a lot of different ideas of approaching things.
“I keep being like this sort of party pooper when I say, I just wanted to remind you I died in the first one.”
Fans will remember Crowe’s Maximus Decimus Meridius died at the end of Gladiator and went to be with his family in the fields of Elysium.
While just last month producer Doug Wick shared an update on Gladiator 2, revealing that Scott, was indeed working on it.
Speaking with Comic Book, the Gladiator producer said how Scott “would love to do it”, but it’s a case of getting a script written.
Wick said: “Everyone [involved with the original] loves the movie too much to ever consider cheaply exploiting it and making something that’s a shadow of it.
“It’s just really a clear creative problem, working on a script, and if we can ever get it to a place … Ridley’s working on it, it’s really just a question of whether we can get it to a place where it feels worthy to make it. It’s a real challenge, but it’s also a real writing problem, too.”