Connie Nielsen, one of the stars of Gladiator, has provided a long-awaited update on the film’s announced sequel.
Gladiator is one of the most beloved and respected movies in the last twenty years and it was a surprise when it was announced in 2018 that the Ridley Scott directed historical epic would be getting a sequel.
We haven’t heard much at all since then, however, so what’s the latest with this movie? Well, Connie Nielsen, who starred in the original with Russell Crowe, has told Entertainment Weekly that with Scott’s busy schedule and the current pandemic, it’s unknown when the sequel will get going:
“So, we did hear from the producers. I think it’s just a question of which film is coming first in Ridley’s very tight schedule. And then I think it’s a question of COVID and can we get back to work. But I would be interested in doing [the film], for sure. I mean, it’s obviously a wonderful project, so of course I would be interested.”
Producer Walter F. Parkes confirmed last year that the film will be set 25-30 years after the original but apart from that, we don’t have much to go on. Hopefully, if the film does get made, it will feel like a necessary second part in the story.