Gladiator 2 casts rising Arab star, May Calamawy 

Gladiator 2 casts rising Arab star, May Calamawy 



The Egyptian-Palestinian actress was last seen in Marvel’s Moon Knight.

Get ready to welcome May Calamawy to the silver screen soon. The Egyptian-Palestinian is set to make a splash in Hollywood with her upcoming role in the highly anticipated sequel to an Oscar-winning film. Any guesses? After her stint in the Marvel series Moon Knight, May will be starring in Gladiator 2 - joining the cast with Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn and many others.

May’s breakthrough role in Moon Knight, alongside Oscar Isaac, showcased her exceptional talent and versatility as an actress. She’s also known for her performances in Ramy and The Actor. Her inclusion in the Gladiator sequel further solidifies her rising status in the industry and highlights the increasing recognition of diverse talent in Hollywood.

Directed by renowned British filmmaker Ridley Scott and written by American screenwriter David Scarpa, the Gladiator sequel is scheduled to hit theatres on 22 November, 2024. The plot of the film has been shrouded in secrecy, with only limited details released to the public. However, it has been revealed that the sequel will focus on Lucius, the son of Maximus Decimus Meridius and Lucilla, played by Connie Nielsen.

Gladiator was a phenomenal success upon its release in 2000, earning $460 million at the box office and winning five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film, which starred Russell Crowe as Maximus, captured audiences with its gripping story of a Roman soldier seeking revenge against Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix. The sequel aims to continue the legacy of the original while exploring new narratives within the Roman Empire.

With a star-studded ensemble cast and the creative genius of Ridley at the helm, expectations for the Gladiator sequel are sky-high. As the release date approaches, fans eagerly anticipate discovering the secrets and surprises that await them. The combination of seasoned actors and emerging talents like May promises an engaging and captivating cinematic experience. So brace yourself for an epic cinematic adventure.