Paul Mescal on 'Intimidating' Role in Gladiator 2: Fans Have Waited 20 Years for Sequel

Actor Paul Mescal will certainly play the lead in Gladiator 2 from Ridley Scott, and the actor has actually currently discussed the movie, including how he landed the component, what his strategies are for a physical improvement of his body, as well as a lot more.


Talking to The Hollywood Press reporter, Mescal said Scott used him the role of Lucius-- he did not need to try out. Mescal had a meeting with the 85-year-old supervisor and they talked about the parameters of the story, Mescal said. Next off, he got a script, and that was that.

I'm so pleased I reach make it. It's an intimidating task. It's something I fidget regarding however something I seem like I can do, Mescal stated.

Mescal was asked what type of physical change he might undergo to play the function. He stated he recognizes there can be a focus around body for a film like Gladiator 2, yet he claimed he does not find that very fascinating to concentrate on. Mescal stated he intends to make certain his character comes throughout as credible, and also recommended he might not bulk up to a severe level as others have before him in duties similar to this.

This individual's obtained to fight and obtained to be a beast, Mescal said. Often I see movies, and also I'm like, 'That person does not look real.'.

Story details for Gladiator 2 stay under wraps. What we do know, nonetheless, is that the movie script was created by David Scarp (All the cash worldwide, Man in the High Castle). The motion picture hits cinemas in November 2024.

2000's Gladiator was a huge vital and also commercial success, earning $500 million at the box office and getting 12 Oscar nominations. It won five Oscars, consisting of the finest photo.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mescal stated Scott provided him the function of Lucius-- he did not have to try out. Mescal had a conference with the 85-year-old director and they discussed the criteria of the story, Mescal stated. Mescal claimed he desires to make sure his character comes throughout as believable, and also suggested he might not mass up to a severe degree as others have before him in functions like this.

Mescal is up for an Oscar this year for his leading efficiency in After sun.