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Gladiator is a classic, isn't it? Were you not entertained by Russell Crowe and the cast of the 2000 film? That's a rhetorical question because practically everyone was entertained by the emotional rollercoaster and it looks like Chis Hemsworth wants to make a sequel.
These days, if a good film hasn't got a sequel in Hollywood it will get a sequel eventually - will those follow-up movies be good? Eh, that's a bit of a gamble, which is a shame. But, we as an audience remember the original flick so fondly it's hard not to give a new Ghostbusters starring Paul Rudd a shot, for example.
You can see the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film here:
And now there are eyes on reviving Gladiator according to Comicbook and New Idea. It seems that MCU star Chris Hemsworth is interested in working with Russell Crowe to continue the story beyond Maximus. Thor's actor has been hanging out with Russell Crowe a lot on set recently, and sources tell New Idea that Hemsworth has been trying to convince Crowe to co-produce a sequel to Gladiator. Russell is currently working with Hemsworth on Thor: Love and Thunder which means they've got a lot of time to chat, so it seems very possible that Hemsworth could convince him to take the project on.
Of course, it's hard to continue the storyline for Maximus because, well, spoilers but he's kinda, sorta dead by the end of the film. The brave warrior finally falls, and his first son isn't, um, available to follow up on his legacy either. So if there was a follow up to Gladiator who would Hemsworth technically be?
Fan theories have floated the idea of Maximus having a second, secret son with Lucilla - Lucius. It might then be an idea for Lucius to have grown up and take on his own violent quest as an adult. And it helps that Hemsworth looks decently like Russell Crowe too.
Well, all this right now is a little bit up in the air of course. It doesn't sound like anything is officially in production and it might be years before something like this would make it to the big screen. All we're saying is that we'd probably enjoy another look at the Gladiator universe, just as long as Crowe gives it the greenlight.
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