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By Jitin Gambhir

Gladiator 2 Set Accident Leaves Several Crewmembers Hospitalized


An action stunt sequence on the set of the upcoming big-budget sequel Gladiator 2 went awry, leading to multiple crew members getting injured. According to Variety, the accident occurred on June 7, but the specific details of the mishap remain unclear. However, it is known that six crew members suffered burn injuries, and four of them are still hospitalized. No cast members were harmed during the incident. A spokesperson from Paramount confirmed that the injuries are not life-threatening, while affirming that the accident happened and the crew was quickly provided with necessary medical attention.


“While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of the Gladiator sequel, an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries,” the spokesperson stated. “The safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received necessary care. They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment.”

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The spokesperson also emphasized that the safety and well-being of the cast and crew are of utmost importance, and Paramount has strict health and safety procedures in place for all its productions. The production team will continue monitoring the situation and taking necessary precautions as filming resumes.

Related: Russell Crowe Talks Scrapped Fantastical Idea for Gladiator 2: \’He\’s in Limbo, He\’s Stuck Between Worlds\’


Gladiator 2: The Return of a Blockbuster

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The highly anticipated Gladiator 2 is directed by Ridley Scott, with David Scarpa penning the screenplay. The film features Paul Mescal as Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) from the first movie, along with Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, May Calamawy, and Pedro Pascal.

The original Gladiator movie, featuring Phoenix, Nielsen, Jacobi, Hounsou, and Russell Crowe, was a massive critical and commercial success, grossing over $503 million worldwide upon its release in 2000. It went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe. The sequel has been in the works for some time, and with the new cast, it is expected to create a strong impact on audiences. Gladiator 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 22, 2024.

Crowe, who portrayed Maximus in the original movie, expressed his excitement about the sequel, stating that the success of the first film changed his life and how people perceived him as an actor. He also felt a sense of envy towards the new cast, who are about to embark on a similar journey of success.

With a strong creative team and an ensemble cast, Gladiator 2 is poised to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and become a blockbuster hit.


“While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of the Gladiator sequel, an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries,” the spokesperson stated. “The safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received necessary care. They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment.”

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The statement continued, “The well-being of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have strict health and safety procedures in place on all our productions. We will continue monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions as we resume production.”

Related: Russell Crowe Talks Scrapped Fantastical Idea for Gladiator 2: ‘He’s in Limbo, He’s Stuck Between Worlds’


Gladiator Gets a Sequel

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Ridley Scott is back in the director’s chair for Gladiator 2using a screenplay written by David Scarpa. The film stars Paul Mescal as Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) from the original film. Also starring in the movie are Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, May Calamawy, and Pedro Pascal.

The original Gladiator starred Phoenix, Nielsen, Jacobi, Hounsou, and Russell Crowe. It was a tremendous success when it was released in 2000, going on to gross more than $503 million at the box office. Gladiator was also widely acclaimed by critics and wound up winning five Oscars, including Best Picture along with a Best Actor win for Crowe. Given the accolades, it may have been a matter of time before a sequel was made, even if it comes nearly 25 years after the release of the original movie.

“I mean, look, the only thing that I really feel about it is slightly jealous, you know? Because I was a much younger man, obviously, and it was a huge experience in my life,” Crowe told Collider about Gladiator 2. “It’s something that changed my life, really. It changed the way people regarded me and what I do for a living, and, you know, I’ve been very lucky to be involved in lots of big movies, but the legs on that film are incredible… you don’t always get that kind of longevity with every film you do, so, it obviously holds a special place in my heart.”

Perhaps the new cast members will have a similar experience when Gladiator 2 is released next year, if the film has similar success as the original. Gladiator 2 will hit theaters on Nov. 22, 2024.

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