They confirm that there will be ‘Gladiator 2’: this is the original cast after 23 years

The cinema is preparing for the arrival of ‘Gladiator 2’. According to the specialized page ‘Deadline’, the second part of ‘Gladiator’ will follow the story of ‘Lucius’, son of ‘Lucila’. So far, its release date is not certain, since the recordings will just start.

‘Gladiator’ was released in 2000 and, 23 years later, we remember the actors who were part of the cast of the first part, such as Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, among others.

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The film focuses on the story of the Roman general ‘Maximus’, who is envied by ‘Commodo’, the son of ‘Marcus Aurelius’. Well then, ‘Máximo’ must escape from his assassins; however, he cannot prevent the death of his family and must become a gladiator to quench his thirst for revenge.

Russell Crowe

Crowe was the Hispano-Roman general ‘Máximo Decimo Meridio’, who led the Roman Army to a great victory over the Germanic tribes near Vindobona. There, he ended a long war on the edge of the Roman empire.

Russell Crowe was the winner of the Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Golden Globe Awards in 2020.


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Currently, he is 58 years old and has been part of major productions such as ‘Noah’, ‘The fighter’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Out of control’. When Crowe was in ‘Gladiator’ he was 35 years old and was up for the ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ award at the Golden Globe Awards. The great recognition for its splendorous performance was the Oscar for ‘Best Actor’ in 2001.

joaquin phoenix

He was the Roman emperor ‘Commodo’ who had a passion for witnessing gladiator shows, a taste that led him to participate in some dressing as the combatants themselves. Thanks to his great performance, he was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. When he was part of the cast of said production, he was 26 years old.

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Joaquin Phoenix was born in Puerto Rico in 1974.


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Today he is 49 years old and has participated in films such as ‘Señales’, ‘Ella’, ‘Joker’, ‘Napoleón’ and a production that promises to be a success in 2023, ‘Beau is Afraid’.

Connie Nielsen

With her role as ‘Lucila’, she was the first lover of ‘Máximo’ and the eldest daughter of ‘Marco Aurelio’ who had become a widow. For her role, Nielsen was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Actress, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress, a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. .

Connie Nielsen besides being an actress is also a talented dancer.


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When he was part of the film released in 2000, he was 34 years old. Today, at 57, she looks beautiful and radiant. Nielsen not only stole the hearts of many in this production, he also managed to do so in other recordings such as ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘Inheritance’, ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘The Hunt’.

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djimon hounsou

In ‘Gladiator’, Hounsoun was ‘Juba’, a member of a Numidian tribe. He was trapped in his house with his family by various slave traders. After a while, ‘Juba’ became ‘Máximo’s’ best ally and friend.

When Hounsoun was part of the film, he was 45 years old and was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Black Reel Awards, Image Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Satellite Awards, and ShoWest Convention; in all as best supporting actor.


Djimon Hounsou’s film debut was in Without You I’m Nothing.


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At 58 years old, he has been part of great and important films such as ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Elephant White’ and ‘As different as me’.

Giannina Facio

She was the wife of the Hispano-Roman general ‘Máximo Décimo Meridio’ and managed to become the platonic love of many men at that time. When she became part of the cast of ‘Gladiator’ she was 44 years old. Today, at her 67th, she is still a glamorous and talented woman.


He is currently the sentimental partner of the film director, Ridley Scott.


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Facio has participated in the casts of ‘A good year’, ‘Red de mentiras’, ‘Crusada’, ‘Robin Hood’, among others.

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As a producer, she was in charge of ‘Matchstick Men’ (2003), ‘Tristan & Isolde’ (2006), ‘Concussion’ (2015), ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ (2017) and ‘House of Gucci’ (2021).

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