Gladiator 2 trailer: 24 years later, Ridley Scott continues the legacy of Maximus

Sakshi Sharma
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The Gladiator 2 trailer starring Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, and Joseph Quinn gives us an intriguing glimpse into the magnum opus being helmed by Ridley Scott!

It's been a long time since Russell Crowe donned the armour of a gladiator and fought the battle to free them of slavery in Rome. It's finally time for a new hero to continue his legacy so that a new era is born! Hence, 24 years later, Ridley Scott returns with Gladiator 2, a sequel to his 2000 blockbuster that won five Oscars out of 11 nominations, numerous BAFTA awards and two Golden Globes. The film's announcement with stars like Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, and others has already shot excitement amongst people. But the trailer that was recently released has raised the bar and left everyone wanting more! 

The long-awaited Gladiator 2 trailer shows a grown Lucius (Paul) in a world set two decades after the events of the first iconic film. Lucius was sent by his mother, Lucilla, to Numidia, northern Africa, to evade the Roman Empire's influence. However, because of circumstances, he is compelled to return to Rome, where he becomes a gladiator, continuing on the legacy of Maximus and fighting the battle to death with Marcus Acacius (Pedro) while the conspiracy to make Rome fall to its ground ensues. An underdog's journey to heroism, an honoured legacy, a power tussle, a king's dilemma, and much more seem to be at play in Gladiator 2! 

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Gladiator starring Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and others was a mammoth of a film in itself that rose to massive fame and became a classic to be remembered for ages. Hence a sequel for this film was bound to create high expectations! But the fact that Ridley Scott, who helmed the original, is bringing us Gladiator II with such a talented ensemble cast has only increased the anticipation especially after the audience has seen the trailer! The film also stars Fred Hechinger, Lior Raz, Derek Jacobi, and Nielsen. In India, it will be released on November 15, 2024 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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