We had earlier reported that Ridley Scott is directing Gladiator sequel which is set 20 years after the events of the first film. While shooting for the film in Morocco sets, several crew members were injured while shooting the stunt sequence.
No cast members were injured, but crew members were treated for burn injuries.
“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,” Variety quoted a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures. With medical services available, the necessary care was made available for those injured. Six people were injured out of which four are in the hospital, receiving treatment.
Gladiator sequel stars Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington and Connie Nielsen, among others. With Connie Nielson to reprise her role as Lucilla, Joseph Quinn who appeared in Stranger Things, will be playing the role of Roman Emperor Caracalla.
While the first part showed Russell Crowe essayed the role of Maximus, the Roman general-turned-gladiator, who avenges the murders of his wife and son. The sequel will focus on Lucius (Paul), the son of Conie’s Lucilla and nephew of Commodus (Joaquin). Lucius and Lucilla were saved by Maximus when he defeated Commodus in combat, though he too succumbed to his injuries, allowing him to finally reunite with his murdered wife and son in the afterlife.