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Scott wants a sequel to his Gladiator

Gladiator.jpgUnbelievably Ridley Scott wants a sequel to his film Gladiator, despite the character being, well...dead. There was one written once, by Nick Cave the musician and writer of The Proposition, however it didn't go down well as it turned Maximus into an immortal character, the eternal warrior who passed through every major battle in history.

Now to me, that sounds fantastic, but it didn't to the makers and presumably Scott himself. However in an interview in ContactMusic through Digital Spy, he's quoted as saying:

"I will probably do a sequel to Gladiator. The only problem is Russell Crowe was such a powerful presence and, of course, Maximus dies at the end. We'll have to get Russell back somehow."

So how could they possibly get the character back without actually making him return from the dead? Any ideas? Of course they could do a prequel but then he's not a Gladiator, so that kind of defeats the purpose of the film. Has anyone any ideas?



Make it like an Obi Wan character. Hihihihi...

The underworld is quite a big thing in Roman times, maybe they could borrow from some of those myths to talk about a battle in the Euclidean Fields? Although that could get cheesy fast...

Wasnt there also some rumor about a Gladiator musical, I am sure you featured that before Rich?

Why can't people just leave great films alone?

Hey spidey, long time no post! Welcome back! :)


Actually in Scott's case that's not true, so why would he want to do it? That's actually a really good question.

The only thing I can think of is that he really loved the Gladiator character so much. Surely though he could just do another Gladiator\Roman themed movie?

Thanks Simone. I was away in the States. Unfortunately, had to cut my holiday short. Family bereavement. Only getting back to normal now.

Sorry to hear that Spidey. Sympathies and good thoughts to you and your family.

Thank you Richard. It's good to be back. :o)


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