Russell Crowe is nostalgic for Gladiator

BYE new 2000s sequel gladiator may be on the way, the star of the old film, unfortunately, will not participate in it.

Russell Crowe, who played General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the original, said that he “knew little” about the long-awaited sequel, and also admitted that he was slightly jealous of the new project.

Although he has appeared in many major films over the past two decades, Crowe says it was gladiator it changed his life and the way people saw him.

Eventually, his performance in the film led him to win Best Actor at the 73rd Academy Awards and the film itself won Best Picture.

“You don’t always get that kind of longevity with every film you make, so obviously it has a special place in my heart,” he said.

Ordinary people star Paul Mescal, who received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor earlier this year after the sunwill play a major role in the sequel.

His character is reported to be a son gladiatorLucilla (played by Connie Nielson) and the nephew of the villainous Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), who idolizes Maximus (Crow), who fights in Roman gladiatorial arenas.

Crowe said on RTÉ Radio One last month. The Ryan Tubridy Show that the sequel is a continuation of the story, but “he is long gone from the life of Maximus”, so he could not participate in the film.

“I heard that the young guy Paul is a good guy and I wish him the best of luck,” Crowe added.

Crowe also claimed to have been slightly jealous of the stars now experiencing what he once had.

“I look back and I love every minute of it, and it really wasn’t like that at the time.”