There have been a whole host of movies over the years, which people have talked about a lot but never actually come to life. One such movie was the much talked about and highly anticipated movie sequel Gladiator 2, which would see Russell Crowe reprising his role as Maximus.
Following the huge success of Ridley Scott's 2000 movie Gladiator, which managed to gross an impressive $456m worldwide, there was much talk about a Gladiator sequel being made. Despite the fact that Russell Crowe's hero of the movie, Maximus died at the end, he still signed on for Gladiator.
Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott got together and decided to bring Australian musician Nick Cave on board to write the screenplay for Gladiator 2. Unfortunately, Nick went way off on a tangent with Gladiator 2, which would have seen Maximus travelling through time to key conflicts in history.
Gladiator 2 would have seen Maximus appearing at such events as the Battle of Hastings, the Vietnam war and so on, eventually climaxing with Maximus being given a job at the Pentagon in the modern-day. Fortunately for us, the studio made it clear that Gladiator 2 was never going to happen and certainly not with that script.