Gladiator 2 Cast [Complete List]

When Gladiator came out in 2000, it was an instant box office hit. The movie grossed over $460 million, making…

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Posted: April 3, 2024

When Gladiator came out in 2000, it was an instant box office hit. The movie grossed over $460 million, making it one of the biggest-grossing films of 2000. Because the movie managed to acclimate to such success, rumours about a sequel quickly followed. Now, 24 years later, the directors have officially announced that they have been working on a sequel for quite some time. Fans will get to see Gladiator 2 in November 2024. Gladiator 2 cast will have some pretty big names, so let’s look at all the actors and their roles in Gladiator 2.

Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Paul Mescal (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Paul Mescal, an Oscar nominee who is known and critically acclaimed for his roles in films like Lost Daughter and Aftersun, will play the leading role of Lucius Verus, son of Lucilla (played by Connie Nielsen), the lover of Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus Decimus Meridius, in the original film. Lucius will probably follow in Maximus’s footsteps and carry on his legacy.

Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen will return as Lucilla. In the first movie, she played Lucilla, the sister of the villainous Commodus and former lover of the hero, Maximus. Connie is considered a phenomenal actress globally recognized for her roles in movies like Wonder Woman and Gladiator 2000.

Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi will be replaying his role from the original Gladiator as Senator Gracchus. In the original movie, Senator Gracchus’s character was a loyal senator who supported Maximus and Lucilla and opposed the tyrannical rule of Commodus, so it’s expected that this time, he will do the same by supporting Maximus’ son Lucius Verus and will play a crucial part in the story. Derek Jacobi is a critically acclaimed actor who recently appeared in projects like Good Omens and The Sandman.

Joseph Quinn

Joseph Quinn

Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn is set to portray Emperor Caracalla, a real Roman emperor known for being a brutal ruler. His character in this movie is expected to be similar to real life and play the role of a significant antagonist or a complex character with conflicting motives.

Fred Hechinger

Fred Hechinger ASTRID STAWIARZ/GETTY IMAGES
Fred Hechinger ASTRID STAWIARZ/GETTY IMAGES

American actor Fred Hechinger will play Emperor Geta, whose character is inspired by the real-life Roman ruler Geta. Geta was a ferocious leader, so his character is expected to be that of a villainous ruler. Fred Hechinger Netflix is known for his roles in films like Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy and The Pale Blue Eye.

May Calamawy

May Calamawy

Egyptian-Palestinian actress May Calamawy, famously known for her role in Marvel’s Moon Knight, will also be in Gladiator 2. Her role is still a secret, but according to some sources, she will play a crucial role in shaping the plot. Director Ridley Scott supposedly conducted a thorough search before casting her.

Lior Raz

Lior Raz

Lior Raz, known for his role in the Israeli political thriller series Fauda, will also be in Gladiator 2. His role is still unknown. However, due to his role in Fausda, he is expected to play a character with a military or combat background. These are just speculations, and we don’t have official info on his role in the movie.

Peter Mensah

PETER MENSAH

Peter Mensah‘s role in Gladiator 2 isn’t officially confirmed yet. Still, due to his past roles in movies and series like 300 and The Spartacus, he’s expected to play an action-oriented character, but these are just rumours. There is no confirmation of his role in Gladiator 2

Matt Lucas

Comedian Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas is known for his roles in projects like Littel Britan and Doctor, and he will also be in Gladiator 2, but his role is still unknown. Due to his past role, there have been rumours of him playing a comedic role in the film, but these are just speculations. There haven’t been any official announcements about the nature of Lucas’ character.

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal is famous for his roles in movies like Mandalorian and The Last Of Us. He also played a role in Gladiator 2. His role is still a secret, but some hints from Pedro himself suggest that he will play a powerful character, maybe even a member of the Roman elite.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

American actor Denzel Washington, known for his role in the movie series The Equalizer, will also be in the movie. His role is still unclear, but Director Ridley Scott revealed that Washington will play a character who used to be a gladiator himself. Due to his past, he has accumulated wealth, freedom, and power. That’s all we know about his character so far.

The entire cast of Gladiators 2 and their roles are still a secret, but we can hope more info will be revealed as the release date gets closer.

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