• Mike Holtz

GLADIATOR 2 Is Somehow Still A Thing Ridley Scott Is Working On


Quick. Name a movie that has absolutely no reason nor possibility of a sequel. ARE YOU THINKING GLADIATOR RIGHT NOW? OMG. Me too.


Speaking with ComicBook.com, Gladiator producer Doug Wick had this to say about the sequel nobody asked for in this life or the next:


"Ridley (Scott) would love to do it. It's really all about getting something on paper. Everyone 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. Like any good movie, Gladiator works by the skin of its teeth, where this fight movie ends up adding up that way, and so, again, to take the best of what the audience is attached to, but make it fresh in some new incarnation, it's really challenging. And, of course, the leading man is dead."


So, what you are telling me is the main characters are dead and there's no story left to tell but don't worry! We're DEFINITELY making a sequel, dude! I'm not usually so pessimistic about these sorts of things. You wanna make twenty seven Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies? Go for it? Remake Scarface? That's stupid, but nobody will care in ten years. Does anybody remember the Point Break remake? But in this case the frost is making the blade stick for good goddamn reason. Like Maximus' family when he rode back home after escaping death, there's nothing here (I'm sorry).


Unless you want to tell the story of Maximus going to the afterlife. Wait.....that actually sounds kind of cool. NO. Stop it!


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