‘Gladiator 2’ Trailer Release Date Revealed 

Get ready for some thrilling entertainment! Collider has exclusively revealed that the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator II,’ the highly anticipated sequel to his Oscar-winning 2000 masterpiece, will debut online in mid-July. The trailer will also be shown with ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ ensuring maximum visibility, as the Marvel blockbuster is expected to be one of the year’s top films. ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’is set for release on 26th July.

‘Gladiator II’ is an ambitious project that recently wrapped filming in Europe. The film stars Paul Mescal as the adult Lucius Verus, the nephew of Commodus (portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in the original). Lucius has been living in seclusion for 15 years, and his return causes quite a commotion. 

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The cast also includes Denzel Washington as a former slave turned wealthy merchant, Joseph Quinn as the new Emperor Caracalla, and Pedro Pascal as a former military commander forced to fight as a gladiator after disobeying orders. Connie Nielsen and Derek Jacobi reprise their roles from the original film as Lucilla, Lucius’ mother, and Senator Gracchus, respectively.

Released in 2000, ‘Gladiator’ was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $460 million worldwide. It starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a loyal Roman general betrayed by Commodus, the corrupt son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. 

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After his family is murdered, Maximus is enslaved and becomes a gladiator, using his skills and charisma to rise through the ranks and seek vengeance. ‘Gladiator’ won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe, out of twelve nominations.

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ hits theatres on 26th July, featuring the ‘Gladiator II’ trailer. ‘Gladiator II’ will be released in international markets on 15th November. 

–Farheen Ali