“I know how to bring him back,” the director said at SXSW (via EW). “I was having this talk with the studio — ‘but he’s dead.’ But there is a way of bringing him back.
Uh oh. Nick Cave comes up with a, er, story:
“[Maximus] goes down to purgatory and is sent down by the gods, who are dying in heaven because there’s this one god, there’s this Christ character, down on Earth who is gaining popularity and so the many gods are dying so they send Gladiator back to kill Christ and his followers,” Cave said in 2013.
“[It would be revealed] that the main guy was his son so he has to kill his son and he was tricked by the gods. He becomes this eternal warrior and it ends with this 20 minute war scene which follows all the wars in history, right up to Vietnam and all that sort of stuff and it was wild,” he added.
Throw in the kitchen sink: Gladiator vs. Xenomorphs: Dawn of the End Times.
Next summer, you will be entertained!