Ridley Scott thinks a 'Gladiator' sequel could work

Director still thinking about a sequel to the 2000 historical drama.

Published Mon, Mar 13 2017 1:04 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

As the famed British director puts the finishing touches on the next 'Alien' sequel 'Covenant', Ridley Scott is apparently re-considering a sequel to the 2000 historical drama 'Gladiator', which starred Russell Crowe.

Ridley Scott thinks a 'Gladiator' sequel could work | TweakTown.com

The film, which bagged an Oscar for Best Picture , was once mooted for a sequel and is said to have had a screenplay actually written by Nick Cave (yes, that Nick Cave), however production didn't move forward. But speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director confirmed that he's still thinking about the project. No, you're not the only person thinking, but wasn't Maxmimus killed? It seems Scott knows how. "I was having this talk with the studio - 'but he's dead.' But there is a way of bringing him back. Whether it will happen I don't know. 'Gladiator' was 2000, so Russell's changed a little bit. He's doing something right now but I'm trying to get him back down here."

For now, 'Alien Covenant'; the sixth film in the franchise hit 3D and 2D cinemas on May 19 2017.


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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