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GermantownTiger
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Gladiator 2 happening
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Top Gun 2 writer has script. Takes place 25-30 years after first
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LNCHBOX
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Turrible.


CarRamrod
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but Maximus is dead. he was the movie


jchamil
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but Maximus is dead. he was the movie


So is his son, so that takes out some sort of revenge type movie


GermantownTiger
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Or is he?


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Top Gun 2
Gladiator 2




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Rhames
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One of his sons is dead.


The script that Crowe wanted to make in the mid 2000s is bonkers.


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GetCocky11
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So is his son, so that takes out some sort of revenge type movie


Djimon Hounsou is still with us.



Damone
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Are you talking about the one written by Nick Cave? That actually could have been pretty cool.

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And that’s what he did. Cave’s Gladiator 2 screenplay opens with Maximus waking up in the afterlife. To his disappointment, it isn’t the sun-kissed Elysium he dreamt of in Gladiator, but an endless rain-sodden netherworld where wretched refugees huddle on the shores of a black ocean. With the help of a ghostly guide, Mordecai, Maximus treks to a ruined temple where he meets Jupiter, Mars and five other diseased and decrepit Roman deities. Jupiter explains that one of their number, Hephaestus, has betrayed them, and is now preaching the gospel of another god who is more powerful than all of them.

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Jupiter offers him a deal: if he kills Hephaestus, then he will be reunited with his wife and son in the golden wheat fields of Elysium.

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But then, suddenly, it isn’t. No sooner has Maximus tracked down Hephaestus than he is zapped out of the stygian gloom and into the world of flesh and blood, a decade or two after his death. Human again, he travels to Rome in search of his son Marius:

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At this stage, the script focuses on a band of early Christians dodging the Roman authorities, just as they did in the recent Mary Magdalene biopic which co-starred Phoenix. But these scenes also bring back some of the characters and political intrigue from Gladiator. As well as meeting his now-adult son, Maximus bumps into his old sidekick Juba (who was played in the original film by Djimon Hounsou). And the screenplay’s villain is none other than Commodus’s mild-mannered nephew, Lucius, now grown up to be as evil as his uncle. More importantly, Gladiator 2 revisits the Colosseum, where the emperor watches a mock naval battle in an amphitheatre which is flooded with water and stocked with 100 alligators: a comment, perhaps, on the need for sequels to be bigger and more spectacular than their predecessors.

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Everything leads to a showdown between Lucius’s Roman enforcers and the Christian resistance army which Maximus and Juba have been training in secret. And then what? Another chat with the Roman Gods? A family reunion in sunny Elysium? Well, no. Instead, Cave has Maximus striding into battle through the centuries: in the Crusades, in the World Wars, in Vietnam, and finally in the Pentagon, in a grander version of the opening montage of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The message is that by choosing armed combat over non-violent resistance, Maximus has condemned humanity to an eternal cycle of bloodshed, which is a thought-provoking conclusion, but maybe not a crowd-pleasing one. Crowe’s reaction, according to Cave, was simple: “Don’t like it, mate.”


stateofplay
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move this to the thread " what stand alone movies were ruined by unnecessary sequels" before it even comes out. smh


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jchamil
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Djimon Hounsou is still with us.


I thought about that, but what are the odds of him living another 25-30 years back then? If he did, I doubt he would still be in tip top gladiator shape


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CBandits82
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Turrible.



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meeple
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Djimon Hounsou is still with us.


So is Spencer Treat Clark



I wonder if it will follow the story of Lucius. Remember this conversation?

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COMMODUS: Isn't it late to be playing legionnaire?
LUCIUS: I am not a legionnaire.
COMMODUS: Not a legionnaire?
LUCIUS: I am a gladiator.
COMMODUS: A gladiator? Gladiators only fight in the games. Wouldn't you prefer to be a brave Roman warrior like Julius Caesar?
LUCIUS: I am Maximus, the savior of Rome.
COMMODUS: The savior of Rome. And who said that?


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Bluefin
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I thought I was entertained, but I guess the studio decided I was NOT entertained.


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Scoob
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So, ______ 2,
a action movie following a successful and good movie, but containing none of the prior stars, and almost completely unrelated to the first story. Just attempting to piggyback off the original's good reputation.

Seems like we've seen this a ton of times... in the 80's and 90's.


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blueboy
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Yeah. Dude. Christianity fricked up the Roman Empire. Let's not allow it to frick up a classic movie.

And let's not pretend that this isn't more evidence that the brilliant geniuses in Hollywood ain't got shite.


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TheHarahanian
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So apparently people were not entertained enough.


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