Several crew members were injured on the set of the sequel to Gladiator, according to a recent report from Variety.
During filming of a stunt sequence in the upcoming action film, an accident occurred that left several people injured. A spokesperson for Paramount Pictures confirmed the news and said that the “safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly” in getting people the care they needed.
“While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of the ‘Gladiator’ sequel, an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries,” a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures said in a statement. “The safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received necessary care. They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment.”
According to Variety’s report, a total of six people received treatment, four of whom are still in the hospital recovering. All of the crew members were treated for burn injuries, according to someone with knowledge of the production. Two other crew members were treated locally and discharged, and no cast members were reported to be hurt.
Who will be in Gladiator 2?
Ridley Scott will director Gladiator 2 from a screenplay written by David Scarpa. The sequel is set to take place years after the events of the first film. Paul Mescal will play Lucius, the son of Nielsen’s Lucilla in the first film. It will also star Oscar winner Denzel Washington, as well as Pedro Pascal.
Producing Gladiator 2 will be Scott and Scott Free president Michael Pruss, alongside Red Wagon Entertainment’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. Universal also has the right to partner on the project once it is packaged, as they co-produced the original along with DreamWorks. Also crew returning are costume designer Janty Yates and production designer Arthur Max.
The original film was led by Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Tommy Flanagan, and more. The film centered around a disgraced Roman general who becomes a gladiator after he gets betrayed by Commodus, the greedy son of the Emperor. The role of Maximus is often considered a career-making role for Crowe, who gained worldwide recognition for his compelling performance.