We all know Gladiator is one of Russell Crowe‘s best movies— but for the love of God, stop asking the poor guy about the upcoming Gladiator sequel. Recently, Russell Crowe accepted an award for outstanding contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. While there, the actor asked people to stop asking him about the new movie in the Gladiator saga.
“It has nothing to do with me. In that world, I am dead,” the Marvel movie actor added. “Six feet under. But I do admit to a certain tinge of jealousy, because it reminds me of when I was younger and what it meant for me, in my life.”
He continued, “I don’t know anything about the cast, I don’t know anything about the plot. I am dead! But I know that if Ridley has decided to do a second part of the story, over 20 years later, he must have had very strong reasons. I can’t think of this movie being anything other than spectacular.”
The Gladiator 2 release date might be a while away, but Crowe has a point here. Ridley Scott has rounded up some of the best actors in the business for the ‘2000s movie sequel, including Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, Paul Mescal, and Connie Nielson.
We’ll try to keep our expectations tendered for now, but to see where it all began, you can watch Gladiator now on the streaming service Netflix. Then, check out everything new on Netflix throughout the rest of July.