Paul Mescal fights baboons in Gladiator sequel!

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The actors’ strike has finished! This means that filming can resume on the highly anticipated Gladiator sequel.

Yes, Paul Mescal will be back in the arena for the upcoming movie that has been on everyone’s lips.

But before the strike finished up, director Ridley Scott teased what we could expect from the flick.

Including our Paul fighting a pack of baboons.

Pic: Instagram/Felicity Kay

Yes, you read that right! Baboons!

He explained after seeing a video of a tourist being mauled by a pack of baboons, he had a morbid fascination with the animals.

“Baboons are carnivores. Can you hang from that roof for two hours by your left leg? No! A baboon can,” he told The New Yorker.

The SAG-AFTRA strike officially ended at 12:01am on Thursday after an agreement was reached with movie studios and the actors union.


So it looks like Paul will be flying out to Morocco very soon to begin filming once again.

“I could shoot on Monday,” he said at the time. And now that an agreement has been reached we’re holding him to it!

Paul stars in the lead role of Lucius, son of Lucilla who was played by Connie Neilsen in the original film.

The Danish actor will be returning to reprise her role in the sequel and is among the few original cast to appear.

The film also stars Pedro Pascal, Fred Hechinger, Denzel Washington, Matt Lucas and Joseph Quinn.

It is understood the film will pick up 25 years on from where the first film left off with Paul at the helm this time around.

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