Filming for Gladiator 2 had to be postponed due to Paul Mescal’s numerous commitments
In accordance with Deadline, the filming for the second part of gladiator were forced to delay a few weeks because the protagonist of the film Paul Mescal he must fulfill his old agreed commitments before fully committing to the highly anticipated sequel.
Gladiators 2 is the sequel to the award-winning film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, in which he played a betrayed Roman general determined to avenge the death of his family and his wrongful imprisonment. The film earned five Oscar nominations, and won Best Film and Best Actor to Crowe.
Paul Mescal’s fame is on the rise after his Oscar nomination
The race of Paul Mescal He has had a rise in recent years thanks to his talent shown in the 2020 series, Normal People, in which he earned a BAFTA Award for Best Lead Actor and an Emmy nomination. months later in The Lost Daughter by Maggie Gyllenhaal with Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. However, her recent role in aftersun earned him his first nomination for Oscar for Best Actor, a fact that was unexpected.
That’s why his next filming in Gladiators 2 will be slightly delayed because Paul Mescal will do the work A Streetcar Named Desire in London where the actor plays Stanley Kowalski, which conflicts with the planned beginning of the film directed by RidleyScott.
Mescal’s fame has grown so much in the past day that, according to Deadline, the theater where the play is taking place just 370 seats, look a “tsunami” of demands for tickets to the show following the announcement of Mescal’s nomination. Therefore, they will move to West End Phoenix Theater contains 1,012 seats as of March 20. “The energy inside the Phoenix Theater will be as if the biggest rock band in the world has come together again for one last concert,” explained adam speers, the executive in charge of productions.
What will Gladiator 2 be like?
Although details are scant, it was confirmed that Paul Mescal will interpret in gladiator 2 a luciusthe son of Lucilla, the character of Connie Nielson and nephew of commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in Gladiator. Previously, lucius was played by the young actor Spencer Treat Clark, also known for his roles in Unbreakable Y Glass.
The important sequel began development by Scott since 20 years where he has written several drafts that included a version where the Maximum is explored and another story set 15 years after the original where lucius he searches for the truth about his biological father. According to reports, mescal and scott began having meetings for the role after the first draft of the film was delivered in November last year and other actors such as Richard Madden, Timothée Chalamet, Miles Teller Y Austin Butler.
Regarding the return of old characters, very little is known, although Crowe recently indicated that he would not return for gladiator 2, however, his decision is not surprising if we take into account the end of his character in the first film. Even so, he took the opportunity to mention that the plot would be completely centralized in lucius how is itl Emperor 30 years later.