Gladiator 2: a first furious trailer for the sequel to the cult film

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Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal in Gladiator 2.

Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal in Gladiator 2.

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The release of Gladiator 2 is fast approaching! Ridley Scott's blockbuster film will be released in theaters on November 13, 24 years after Russell Crowe entered the arena of Gladiator. This time it's Paul Mescal's turn (Normal People) and Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) to wield the sword.

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The Legacy of Maximus

In Gladiator 2Mescal plays Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen, returning in the role) who was still a child in the first film. He now lives far from his mother, in a region called Numidia, and is a father. Everything changes when Romans arrive on the scene, led by Marcus Acacius (Pascal), a general who learned his trade with Maximus (Crowe's character, although Acacius does not appear in Gladiator).

“The identity of this film is forged by the legacy of Maximus”explained Pedro Pascal at the microphone of Vanity Fair. “It wouldn't make sense otherwise.”

Paul Mescal in Gladiator 2.

Paul Mescal in Gladiator 2.

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And Mescal adds that the central theme of this new peplum is “what humans are willing to do to survive, but also what they are willing to do to win.”

Following the Numidia Raid, Lucius finds himself a prisoner of war in Rome, and is thrown into the gladiatorial arena where he discovers his mother is still alive, and alongside the general who destroyed his life.

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Alongside Mescal, Pascal and Nielson, we also find Denzel Washington in the cast of the film (Man on fire) who plays an arms dealer named Macrinus. Fred Hechinger (Thelma) and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) lend their features to two emperor brothers, Caracalla and Geta.

Gladiator 2 is directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa (Napoleon). The film will be released in French cinemas on November 13.

Denzel Washington in Gladiator 2.

Denzel Washington in Gladiator 2.

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You want to see the first one again Gladiator ? The film is available on streaming platforms Netflix And Amazon Prime Video.

An official poster was also unveiled:

The poster for Gladiator 2.

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