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Our first tease at Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal in ‘Gladiator 2’

Are you ready to return to the arena? Ridley Scott's Gladiator 2 trailer has just dropped at CinemaCon, on the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas... couldn't have thought of a better place to drop the trailer if I tried. The trailers debut has us expecting a heady mix of historical fantasy and testosterone-fuelled spectacles (think Mescal and Pascal battling it out) to make you forget about the brutality and bloodshed that occurs.

Below, we share everything there is to know about about Gladiator 2.



When does the trailer drop?

Yes, there is finally a trailer after pain staking months of only having teasers, them being videos of Paul Mescal training hard in the gym. However, it has not been dropped yet to the public, only at CinemaCon. Stay tuned here for updates on the first trailer.

What we can prepare for is blood, sweat and stylish savagery, as Ridley Scott is here to remind us refined barbarity is the hottest new trend. The trailer itself is a masterclass in cinematic tension, as reports say we see Mescal face to face with a rhino, baboons, and even opponent Pascal. In true Scott style, we can expect this Gladiator to be even more intense then the first one with Russell Crowe.


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When will it be released in cinemas?

At this stage, the cinema release date is set for the 21st of November 2024.


It has a stellar cast

Leading the charge is Paul Mescal, who takes on the role of Lucius, the son of Lucilla (played by the returning Connie Nelson). Alongside joining Mescal is Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role, his allegiance in the film still remains a mystery. White Lotus Fred Hechinger,  Stranger Things Joseph Quinn, and Denzel Washington are cast in the movie too.


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What Is the plot?

The sequel delves into the next chapter, evolving around Lucius (Paul Mescal), son of Lucilla. After years since Maximus Decimus Meridius's death, the empire has been left shaken and cracks in the empire are risen. Lucius wrestles with the weight of his family's legacy, deciphering if he will follow in Maximus's footsteps and become a gladiator himself, or chart a different course?






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