The 'Gladiator' sequel has expanded its roster with the addition of actor Joseph Quinn.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Stranger Things' actor will portray Roman Emperor Caracalla in the Sir Ridley Scott-directed sequel to the 2001 film.
Paul Mescal will play Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen's character Lucilla and Joaquin Phoenix's Commodus from the first movie; however, other information regarding the project are still being kept under wraps.
Emperor Gata will be a figure played by Barry Keoghan, and Denzel Washington will also appear in the follow-up.
Washington is renowned for his excellent judgement in projects and seldom accepts offers, so it was unclear when the offer was originally made if he would accept it. However, after reading the script, sources familiar with the endeavour claimed that he was enthusiastic about the badass role Scott had created for him.
Russell Crowe has said he won't play Maximus Decimus Meridius again in the next 2024 film and clarified that it won't be a “direct sequel” to the Oscar-winning original.
Yes, we've discussed it over dinner and in general, he said. So I have a general idea of how he is shaping the narrative. However, if you recall, a young child wanted to defeat the Gladiator, which is what prompted the “My name is” speech. Therefore, that little boy has grown up and is now the Emperor.
“I have no clue what will happen after that, so that's the plan. It thus isn't a remake. Furthermore, it is not a direct sequel. It's not like 30 years later or the day after, etc.