Stranger Things season 4 brought back multiple character back and made the fans happy. But a new joiniee Eddie Munson played by Joseph Quinn became the talk of the town in no time. Turns out the fan favorite star has now been added to the cast of the ‘Gladiator’ sequel.
The ‘Stranger Things’ actor will play Roman Emperor Caracalla in the Sir Ridley Scott-directed follow-up to the 2001 movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, reports aceshowbiz.com.
While it has been confirmed that Paul Mescal will join Joseph Quinn to take on the role of Lucius – the son of Connie Nielsen’s character Lucilla and Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus from the original film, specific details about the flick remain a closely-guarded secret.
Barry Keoghan is set to portray a character named Emperor Gata while Denzel Washington will also star in the sequel with Joseph Quinn.
According to Deadline, “When the offer was first presented, it was unknown whether he would actually do it; Washington is known for his great taste in projects and doesn’t sign up for anything. But after reading the script, sources close to the project said he was excited about the bad a** role Scott had written with him in mind.”
Meanwhile, Russell Crowe has ruled out returning as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator 2 – which is due to be released in 2024 – and explained that it won’t be a “direct sequel” to the Oscar-winning original.
He said, “Yeah we’ve had dinner and talked about it and all that stuff. So I know roughly how he’s shaping the story. But yeah, if you remember, there was a young kid who wanted to beat the Gladiator, which leads to the ‘My name is’ speech. So that young kid has grown up, and he’s now the Emperor.”
“I don’t know what else happens at that point, so that’s the idea. So it’s not a remake. And it’s not a direct sequel. It’s not like the day after, you know, 30 years later or something.”
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