Ridley Scott says he would be stupid not to direct Gladiator 2. The veteran producer, renowned for acclaimed titles like Alien and Blade Runner, helmed the first Gladiator back in 2000. Featuring Russell Crowe as the now-notorious person of Maximus Decimus Meridius, the historical epic took the world by storm upon its delivery. Credited with renewing interest in Roman history, Gladiator earned more than $450 million and rounded up a Golden Globe, Academy Award, and BAFTA for best picture.
Now in a meeting on The Zoey Ball Breakfast Show (through koimoi), Scott says it would be “fundamentally stupid” of him not to make the continuation film. Denoting a continuation of a portion of his self-admitted greatest work, Scott addressed how it would at any point be feasible for him to give the opportunity to direct the development. Scott stated, “How should I not do that? It would be basically stupid of me not to do that, wouldn’t it?”
Scott’s conspicuous energy for Gladiator 2 will come as great news to fans, who have hotly anticipated news on a subsequent portion. However plot and projecting subtleties remain firmly hush-hush, it will be fascinating to check whether and how Scott could orchestrate the arrival of Crowe. The 83-year-old director has, before, demonstrated hesitant to remark on his future work, which could look good for Gladiator 2, as Scott shows up more open with regards to the movie’s advancement.
While the monetary benefits of creating Gladiator 2 are certainly additionally a factor, it appears to be evident following quite a while of speculation and consideration, Scott is holding nothing back on the continuation. While work on his latest feature, Kitbag, gets underway, Gladiator fans could hope to hear further updates in 2022. Up to that point, Scott’s affirmation that a continuation is up and coming and will surely be helmed by him should be enough.