An accident on the set of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2 in Morocco has left six crew members with non-life-threatening burn injuries.
Studios typically go to great lengths to ensure safety on their sets, but accidents do happen. It seems that there has been an accident during the production of Gladiator 2 in Morocco which has left six crew members with non-life-threatening burn injuries.
The Gladiator 2 accident took place on June 7th and involved a large explosion during the shooting of a planned stunt sequence. Deadline has heard that four of the six crew members who were injured are still in hospital, but that they are in stable condition as they receive treatment. The news was first reported by The Sun. We can only hope that those injured in the accident will fully recover.
“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 Paramount spokesperson 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. The well-being of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have strict health and safety procedures in place on all our productions. We will continue monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions as we resume production.“
Ridley Scott is directing the Gladiator sequel, which has been scripted by David Scarpa (All The Money In the World). The film stars Paul Mescal (Aftersun) as Lucius, the young boy who idolized Maximus (Russell Crowe) in the original movie. The cast also includes Denzel Washington (The Equalizer 3), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), May Calamawy (Moon Knight), Lior Raz (The Crowded Room), Peter Mensah (Spartacus), Matt Lucas (Wonka), Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), and Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express). Russell Crowe isn’t involved in the new Gladiator movie, but he did express a slight amount of jealousy about the experience Mescal has ahead of him.
Gladiator 2 will hit theaters on November 22, 2024.