Ridley Scott’s latest project has brought together some of the most beloved actors working today; nearly every actor involved in the film has a significant and passionate online fan base, including “Stranger Things” breakout star Joseph Quinn, who played doomed metalhead Eddie in the show’s fourth season. Pascal himself is now as beloved for his off-screen persona as he is for his on-screen roles, but he’s certainly much more than a press-tour favorite. The actor recently did a fantastic job in HBO’s adaptation of the beloved video game “The Last Of Us” as Joel Miller, a jaded and closed-off apocalypse survivor who hides a big heart and a violent streak.
With plenty of experience in Shakespearean theater, Pascal seems to be the perfect fit for a film on the scale of Scott’s “Gladiator.” The original film was a hit with audiences and critics, an old-fashioned sword-and-sandal epic that also featured plenty of political intrigue and genuine pathos. “Gladiator” earned nearly half a billion dollars upon its release more than two decades ago (according to Box Office Mojo), and racked up several other Oscars along with its Best Picture award, including for sound, visual effects, costumes, and acting. of Crowe.
Rumors of a “Gladiator” sequel have raged for years, but the project was only confirmed in January 2023, with Scott back in the director’s chair and David Scarpa, who collaborated with him on “All The Money in the World”, returning to the pen. the script. Most of the details about the movie, including the official plot synopsis and title, aren’t out yet, but with a cast list like this, we’ll be eagerly awaiting more news about the movie.
“Gladiator 2” opens in theaters on November 22, 2024.