18 December 2017 - Beverly Hills, California - Director Ridley Scott. “All The Money In The World” Premiere held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills

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After 18 Years A Sequel To Russell Crowe's "Gladiator" Is On The Way

Director Ridley Scott Set To Direct "Gladiator" Sequel

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Variety reports after years of discussion, director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian, Prometheus) has received a green light for a sequel to the Russell Crowe Academy Award Winning 2000 movie, Gladiator.

17 May 2017 - Hollywood, California - Sir Ridley Scott. Sir Ridley Scott Hand And Footprint Ceremony.
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Gladiator earned $460 million worldwide, Russell Crowe an Oscar for Best Actor, and the movie a Best Picture Oscar.

6/5/2018 - Russell Crowe attends a photocall for Gladiator Live in Concert in Rome
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What direction the sequel will go has not been released at this time. 

What is known is Universal, which co-produced Gladiator, has the option to be involved as co-financiers.

In addition, American novelist and screenwriter Peter Craig will write the script. Craig's credentials include The Town (starring Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard), having adapted the screenplays for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2 with Danny Strong, and currently re-imagining the 1976 movie Logan's Run for Warner Bros. and Top Gun: Maverick.

After an 18-year wait, hope a Gladiator sequel isn't too late for fans of the original.