A year ago, it was confirmed that “Gladiator” would have a sequel after 24 years since the classic premiered on the big screen, where several stars like Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen became mega-popular.

The story follows a former Roman general who seeks revenge on the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery. Now, in the upcoming movie, the plot will focus on Lucius, the son of Lucilla.

Many have been wondering if any of the main actors will have a cameo in the second part or who will return in fixed roles. Meanwhile, here’s a look at how old the figures were in 2000 and now…

How old was the Gladiator cast in 2000 and now?

It was confirmed that some stars will be returning for Gladiator 2, where they will share the screen with the new leads, Paul Mescal (who plays the older version of Lucius) and Pedro Pascal.

Despite many of the original film’s main actors already having established status in the industry, along with an extensive list of projects, they were still young and successful, like Russell Crowe and Djimon Hounsou.

Here’s a look at how old the original cast was during the year of the premiere and in 2024:

Russell Crowe (Maximus) | In 2000: 36 years old – Today: 60 years old
Joaquin Phoenix (Commodus) | In 2000: 26 years old – Today: 50 years old
Connie Nielsen (Lucilla) | In 2000: 35 years old – Today: 59 years old
Djimon Hounsou (Juba) | In 2000: 36 years old – Today: 58 years old
Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) | In 2000: 61 years old – Today: 85 years old
David Schofield (Falco) | In 2000: 47 years old – Today: 71 years old
Tomas Arana (Quintus) | In 2000: 45 years old – Today: 69 years old