This is how Máximo would have returned in Gladiator 2 according to Russell Crowe

Actor Russell Crowe discusses the clearly biblical method for bringing Maximo Tenth Meridio back in Gladiator 2.

The year 2000 was released Gladiator, an amazing movie of Ridley scott, about a Roman general who suffers a betrayal and ends up as a slave. He begins a career as a gladiator until he makes it to Rome and can take revenge. Russell crowe He played Máximo Décimo Meridio, a performance that earned him the Oscar. Attention SPOILERS: Although the character died, it has been speculated for some time that they could do Gladiator 2. So everyone wonders how could the protagonist return?

Now, in a recent interview about his latest movie, Unhinged, actor Russell Crowe revealed what the original plan was for Gladiator 2. Crowe says producer Doug Wick told him his plan was to open the new film by taking Maximo's body into a cave, only to resurrect a few days later. Crowe's reaction to the Bible-inspired story was to jokingly wonder if they would have the rights to tell the story.

“I haven't talked to Doug in a long, long time. Last time I spoke to Doug, he said he had a great idea for Gladiator 2 where Máximo is taken out of the stadium and they remove this big rock and put it in this cave and then the rock is closed and anointed with oils. And then the stone opens and he comes out. And I said, “Doug, I don't think we have the rights to that story.” But that was a long, long time ago and I don't think he appreciated my sense of humor at the time. “

That story was too reminiscent of the resurrection of Jesus.

He's certainly a bit too familiar, although in the first movie Maximo is set up to be an avenging character, still going one step further and turning him into a Jesus-style savior is far too much of a stretch. Doug wick He recently said that the possibility of them making Gladiator 2 is not dead and that Ridley Scott is working on a solution to the problem of resurrecting Maximo.

A sequel with a more logical idea would be a story centered on Marco Aurelio's grandson, Pike, played by Spencer Treat Clark in the original film. So it would be the true protagonist of Gladiator 2 and maybe Russell Crowe would only have an appearance in a flashback.

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