Gladiator II Trailer Set to Dominate Screens Alongside Deadpool & Wolverine!

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Gladiator II Trailer Set to Dominate Screens Alongside Deadpool & Wolverine!

Get ready for some serious entertainment! Reports have it that the highly-anticipated first trailer for Ridley Scott’s sequel to his 2000 Oscar-winning hit, Gladiator, is gearing up for an online premiere in mid-July. But here’s the twist: it’s teaming up with this year’s most hyped blockbuster.

That’s right, alongside the release of Deadpool & Wolverine, you can catch the Gladiator II trailer, ensuring maximum exposure for the film. And with Deadpool & Wolverine expected to be one of the year’s top flicks, it’s a smart move.

The sequel, boasting an epic production that wrapped filming across Europe in January, stars Paul Mescal as the new lead, stepping into the role of Lucius Verus, nephew of the original film’s villain, Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix).

Lucius, now grown, resurfaces after spending 15 years off the grid, stirring up quite a commotion. Joining Mescal, we have Denzel Washington portraying a former slave turned wealthy merchant, while Joseph Quinn takes on the role of the new Emperor, Caracalla.

Pedro Pascal rounds out the cast as a former military commander thrust into the gladiator arena after defying orders. Fans of the original will be thrilled to see Connie Nielsen and Derek Jacobi reprising their roles as Lucius’ mother, Lucilla, and Senator Gracchus, respectively.

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What’s ‘Gladiator’ About?

Gladiator II Trailer Set to Dominate Screens Alongside Deadpool & Wolverine!

Back in 2000, Gladiator stormed onto screens, capturing hearts and box office records worldwide. Led by Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, the film tells the gripping tale of a Roman general betrayed by Commodus, the treacherous son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

After enduring the murder of his family, Maximus is enslaved and forced to fight as a gladiator. But he doesn’t just survive; he thrives, rallying fellow gladiators and aiming to right the wrongs done to him by seeking vengeance against Commodus and restoring honor to Rome.

Gladiator bagged an impressive five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe, out of a total of twelve nominations. Deadpool & Wolverine slices its way onto screens on July 26, where audiences will also get a taste of what’s to come with the Gladiator II trailer.

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International audiences can mark their calendars for November 15, while those in the United States will have to wait until November 22 to catch the film in theaters. Keep an eye on Bigflix for all the latest updates on these two cinematic giants.

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