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Why did Barry Keoghan leave ‘Gladiator 2’? Ridley Scott exits the villain

Gladiator 2 is adding and signing talent from Hollywood. The sequel to Ridley Scott’s film, one of the most acclaimed and which won Best Picture and Best Actor Oscars for Russell Crowe, announces the signing of Pedro Pascal and new names to join the cast headed by Paul Mescal , who will play the nephew of Commodus played by Joaquin Phoenix in the fiction. However, it has lost an important figure: Barry Keoghan. actor had to shoot out That’s exactly when established actors and actresses are announced as new names for the cast.

Scott loses Barry Keoghan on the set of Gladiator 2 but the director already has a replacement

Barry Keoghan, Best Supporting Actor nominee for Banshee of Inishrin, was going to be the villain, Scott’s own choice to keep the young talent. to confront Mescal over the spec, but there has been a change of plans, Variety reports. The reason for his departure has not been officially disclosed, but from the above North American media they state that everything happened because of a schedule conflict, Keoghan was expected to complete his scenes earlier, but he did not. Gladiator 2 has taken a little longer than expected to begin filming, and that has put the actor’s involvement in the historical film on hold. Scott and his men are gone, they’re already gone Option,

This Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), whose names like may calamari (Moon Knight), Peter Mensah (avatar) and matt lucas (My friend’s marriage). Furthermore, and from the first Gladiator, it would return Derek Jacobi, who originally gave life to Senator Greco, recovering one of the namesakes from the legendary original film. Gladiator 2 will tell us the story of Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and the nephew of the evil Commodus, who plays the Phoenix in the main film. in addition to connie nielsen return to Djimon Hounsou as Zuba, Maximus’ former gladiator partner.

Scott has lost his villain, but he has a replacement and a battery of names to join the cast.

Principal photography for Gladiator 2, which will be shot in Morocco, is expected to begin filming in a few days after the latest delay. To the names mentioned, we must add Joseph Quinn and Denzel Washington in secondary roles. almost nothing. If all goes well, Gladiator 2 will hit the theaters on 22 November 2024.

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