Director Ridley Scott Is Working On ‘Gladiator 2’

In a world where Hollywood seems eager to mine every successful property for reboots, spinoffs, and sequels, we shouldn’t be surprised that this happened.  According to a report by Deadline director Ridley Scott has begun the process in developing a sequel to academy award winning, and beloved 2000 film, Gladiator.

According to the report Scott will continue the story in Gladiator 2 with Lucius, the son of Lucilla, who was the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix).  In the 2000 film, Lucius and his mother Lucilla are saved by Maximus (Russell Crowe) and in doing so this act left a very strong impression on Lucius.

Now, while many would be quick to think this sounds terrible, don’t do it.  This story is better than what Scott was rumored to be doing with the property a few years ago when he was planning on resurrecting Maximus (spoiler alert for the 18 year old movie, he dies), and continuing the story with the original gladiator, Russell Crowe once again in the leading role.

So, yea, could be worse.  However, is it needed?  We will have to find the answer to that for ourselves once the movie hits theaters.  At this time there is no expected release date.

What do you think of a Gladiator 2? Will you go out and see it, or no matter what going to avoid it?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

New ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Movie With Hans Zimmer

If you are a fan of the little yellow, pants wearing, sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea then this will no doubt get you excited.  A new SpongeBob SquarePants movie will be coming to theaters soon.

After the last two movies grossed $140 million and $325 million respectively it is no surprise that the studio would want to go back to this well again and print more money.  This third installment, titled The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge, is to be written and directed by the creator himself Tim Hill.

The film is set for a release date of July 17, 2020 – and will tell the “origin story” of SpongeBob, and how exactly he got his square pants.  Also, it is being reported that nonother than Hans Zimmer will be scoring the film.  This is huge! Zimmer, being one of Hollywood’s greatest composers, has worked on music featured in The Lion King,  GladiatorThe Last SamuraiInceptionThe Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and many more.  If you are a fan of movies in any capacity then you have hear this man’s iconic music.

President of Paramount Animation, Mireille Soria, said in an interview regarding the new SpongeBob project:

“For the first time ever, we’re going to get to the origin of how little SpongeBob met the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang at summer camp.  The film’s opening will take place at Camp Coral when all of our favorite characters meet for the first time.”

If you are a fan of this franchise, then get excited, 2020 is not that far away.

What do you think of this new SpongeBob movie?  Did you see the other ones?  What is your opinion on Hans Zimmer joining this project?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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