Russell Crowe tells how crazy the plot of Gladiator 2 could have been

Russell Crowe tells how crazy the plot of “Gladiator 2” could have been

“Gladiator 2” could still come, but without Russell Crowe. He said humorously in an interview that “Gladiator” producer Doug Wick once had the idea to let Maximus return in Jesus style.

We have already heard that Maximus, who died as a hero in “Gladiator”, should return in “Gladiator 2”. Russell Crowe, however, has described an idea for a return in such a humorous way that we do not want to withhold it from you.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Russell Crowe explained producer Douglas Wick’s idea as follows:

In an interview with Screen Rant, Russell Crowe explained producer Douglas Wick’s idea as follows:

“I haven’t spoken to Doug in a very, very long time. The last time we spoke he told me he had this great idea: Maximus is carried out of the arena and they toss that thick rock away and pack it in this cave and rub it with oils. And then suddenly the rock is rolled away and it runs out again. And I said, ‘Doug, I don’t think we have the rights to this story’. That was a very long time ago and I don’t think he liked my humor back then. “

Maximus as Jesus

Anyone who is a little Bible versed has recognized the parallels to the resurrection of Jesus that Christians celebrate at Easter. We don’t know how seriously the producer Douglas Wick actually meant this “Gladiator 2” idea at the time, which sounds a bit like Nick Cave’s idea for the “Gladiator” sequel, but in the meantime he has moved away from it.

The script for “Gladiator 2”, which is currently being worked on, therefore does not provide for the return of the popular slave and we can say thank you for Hollywood’s insight that a resurrection of Maximus would be stupid in the eyes of many viewers (especially because it would undermine the drama of death at the end of “Gladiator”).

The script is still being worked on

However, “Gladiator 2” currently seems anything but safe anyway. It has been emphasized several times that producer Douglas Wick and director Ridley Scott want to make the film, but Wick recently also said that the script had to be good enough for that.

Such a statement can generally be understood as Hollywood saying for “we don’t have a script that everyone is happy with”. If “Gladiator 2” actually goes into production, the story could take place 25 years after the first film, with Lucius at the center, the now adult son of the imperial sister Lucilla Xmovies8. At least that is the story that has been reported so far.

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