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Gladiator 2 Trailer Release Window Finally Revealed


  • The
    Gladiator 2
    trailer is set to release in mid-July, tied to the premiere of
    Deadpool & Wolverine
    , ensuring maximum exposure.
  • The trailer features Lucius in intense Colosseum battles against a rhino, baboons, and Pedro Pascal’s character.
  • The cast includes Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, and more, with a release set for November 22.

The Gladiator 2 trailer release window has finally been revealed. The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Best Picture-winning film from 2000, with a script written by David Scarpa, the upcoming historical epic centers on Lucius Verus, the son of Lucilla and former heir to the Empire who was previously portrayed by Spencer Treat Clark. The Gladiator 2 cast sees Paul Mescal taking over the lead role alongside Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, Connie Nielsen, and Derek Jacobi.

Now, after filming wrapped early this year, the sequel’s trailer release window has finally been revealed. According to Collider, the Gladiator 2 trailer is set to premiere online in mid-July. This is just in time for the trailer to be attached to Deadpool & Wolverine, which releases in theaters on July 26. Screening ahead of the Marvel film is a smart strategy since it could be one of the biggest movies of the year.

What To Expect From The Gladiator 2 Trailer

The Gladiator 2 trailer was already screened at CinemaCon earlier this year, which Screen Rant and other outlets were in attendance for. Though there could be some tweaks to the trailer, it will likely be the same one that is released online in mid-July and attached to Deadpool & Wolverine. A sequel to Gladiator was first discussed as early as 2001 and was finally announced in 2018. Suffice to say, there has been a long wait for the public to see the first footage from the sequel.

In the Gladiator 2 trailer that screened at CinemaCon, Lucius is the focus of the footage. Lucius renounces his privilege and steps into the Colosseum to face off against a rhino, a pack of vicious baboons, and Pedro Pascal’s character, who is a former military commander forced to fight as a gladiator as punishment for his insubordination. At one point in the trailer, the Colosseum is filled with water to host an epic naval battle.


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The Gladiator sequel boasts a cast of characters both old and new, with actors from Stranger Things and The Mandalorian joining the epic story.

The Gladiator 2 trailer that screened at CinemaCon also introduces the co-emperors Caracalla (Quinn) and Geta (Hechinger), a diabolical duo who seem even more unhinged than Joaquin Phoenix’s deranged Emperor Commodus from the first film. Washington was also a highlight from the footage, who plays a former slave-turned-wealthy merchant with a grudge against the emperors. With the Gladiator 2 trailer finally arriving in mid-July, audiences will soon be able to see all its epic set pieces and political intrigue for themselves.

Gladiator 2
releases in theaters on November 22.

Source: Collider

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