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May Calamawy, Derek Jacobi and more join the cast of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2, with Fred Hechinger in talks to replace Barry Keoghan.

Ridley Scott has been filling out the cast of Gladiator 2 as Deadline has the scoop on a number of new additions. The outlet reports that May Calamawy (Moon Knight) has joined the cast, alongside Lior Raz (The Crowded Room), Peter Mensah (Spartacus), Matt Lucas (Wonka), and Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express). The character May Calamawy portrays is said to be important to the story. Ridley Scott conducted a “thorough search” before Calamawy was chosen after multiple auditions. You might also remember that Derek Jacobi actually appeared in the first

Gladiator movie as Senator Gracchus, and he’ll reprise that role for the sequel. These new Gladiator 2 cast members join the previously announced Paul Mescal (Aftersun), Denzel Washington (The Equalizer 3), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman).Related

Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Ridley Scott sequel Gladiator 2.
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All The Money In the World). Paul Mescal, who will play Lucius, is the son of Lucilla, played by Connie Nielsen, who idolized Maximus, played by Russell Crowe, in the original film. Russell Crowe isn’t involved in the new Gladiator movie, but he did express a slight amount of jealousy about the experience Mescal has ahead of him. Although there have been rumblings of a Gladiator sequel for many years, I honestly didn’t think it would ever happen. I’m still not certain it’s a movie we

need, but I’m a sucker for any type of historical epic from Ridley Scott. The original movie has been around for 25 years and is still as entertaining as the first time. Gladiator 2 will hit theaters on November 22, 2024.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Fk_h-_E7Q

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