The “Gladiator” Sequel Is Still Happening?

The Gladiator Sequel Is Still Happening

For many years there’s been talk of a possible sequel to 2000’s sword-and-sandals epic “Gladiator” but none of it ever really seems to coalesce beyond the occasional hiring of a new writer to give the property a go.

This week, out promoting “Men in Black International,” producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have confirmed to HeyUGuys they are still working with both director Ridley Scott and a new writer on the film which will pick up some time after the first film’s events:

MacDonald: “We’re working with Ridley Scott, that’s one we wouldn’t touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. We’re working with an amazing writer as well, Peter Craig.

Parkes: “It picks up the story 30 years later… 25 years later.”

Craig’s writing work includes “The Town,” “12 Strong” and the two “Mockingjay” films of “The Hunger Games” series. He’s also penning the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” and live-action “Cowboy Bebop” film.