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'Gladiator' Sequel "Will Be Ready to Go" After Napoleon Movie ‘Kitbag,’ Says Ridley Scott

After a 2021 packed with Scott films, the director shows no signs of slowing down.

Ridley Scott has two major film releases this year — The Last Duel and House of Gucci — but it seems like he's already looking ahead to his next ambitious feature. In an interview with Empire, Scott confirmed that he will be working on his highly anticipated sequel to Gladiator after he films Kitbag, his Joaquin Phoenix led Napoleon Bonapart historical picture.

It sounds like he won't be wasting any time returning to 180 A.D. once he has finished with the ruthless French emperor, telling Empire, “I’m already having [the next] Gladiator written now. So when I’ve done Napoleon, Gladiator will be ready to go.” Rumors suggest that Kitbag might release sometime in 2023, which means the Gladiator sequel will most likely not arrive until 2024 and beyond.

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