So far, with new faces, the original Gladiator Star Djimon Hounsou says he hopes to return Gladiator 2. Hounsou starred in Ridley Scott’s 2000 historical action drama Djuba, a slave in the Roman Empire who becomes the closest ally to Russell Crowe’s Maximus in his quest for revenge against Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus. Scott returns to direct Gladiator 2Directed by Paul Mescal and released in November 2024.


in honor of his return to the DC Universe with Shazam! Wrath of the GodsDjimon Hounsou caught The Guardian for a retrospective on his career. Although expressing frustration at her struggle to land many roles in Hollywood, Hounsou was optimistic about her future. That is, original Gladiator A star he expressed hope that Scott would return for the sequel, which is still in development, but did not indicate whether he had held talks with his previous director.

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Maximus in the arena in Gladiator

If he reprises his role, Hounsou will return Gladiator 2 will be an interesting decision for an actor who played three slave roles in five years, including others Amistad and Four feathers. In the 20 years since, the Oscar nominee has starred in blockbuster franchises such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Universe. It also marks the first original cast member to return for the sequel, as Crowe has said he won’t be in the film. Gladiator 2.

Despite Hounsou’s Gladiator 2 role unconfirmed, several more Gladiator 2 The cast has yet to be announced. Recent Oscar nominees Barry Keoghan and Paul Mescal star in the film as Emperor Geta and Lucius, the latter of whom was Commodus’ nephew in the original. So is Denzel Washington After 2007, he was in final negotiations to join Scott in the film American Gangster.

For now, the plot Gladiator 2 remains unknown. Mescal emerged as he assumed the role Gladiator by then-child actor Spencer Treat Clarke, but the sequel may explore the impact Maximus had on Lucius and his evolution in the decades since. Because Hounosu’s Juba survived the first Gladiator, during which it is still possible to repeat. Time will tell Gladiator 2 continues to develop.

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