Russell Crowe is getting annoyed at all the Gladiator 2 questions he’s being asked, but he still thinks the movie will be fantastic.
Even though he’s not in Ridley Scott’s sequel to Gladiator, Russell Crowe can’t give an interview without anyone asking him questions about it. While appearing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Crowe (via THR) weighed in on being constantly asked about Gladiator 2.
“They should be f*cking paying me for the amount of questions I get asked about the f*cking film that I am not even in,” adding, “in that world, I’m dead, six feet under. And that’s that.” However, he also thinks the movie is bound to be extraordinary. “If Ridley has decided to do a second part … he will have really strong reasons…I couldn’t think of that movie being less than absolutely spectacular.” He even admitted to a “twinge of jealousy” over the film as it reminds him of his younger days.
All this isn’t to say that Crowe’s not busy himself. The Australian legend has wrapped no less than four films, including Kraven the Hunter, The Georgetown Project with Sam Worthington, Sleeping Dogs with Karen Gillan, and Land of Bad with Liam Hemsworth. He’s also signed on to play Hermann Göring in James Vanderbilt’s long-gestating Nuremberg film. Göring was the highest-ranking Nazi to be prosecuted during the Nuremberg Trials. After being found guilty and sentenced to death, he committed suicide by ingesting cyanide mere hours before the sentence was to be carried out. Brian Cox previously played him in a TV movie version of the trials, while the more famous Judgement at Nuremberg focused on the Judges’ Trial of 1947.