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Crew members from the Gladiator sequel were wounded on site during a stunt sequence.

A stunt accident on set has wounded several crew members working on the Gladiator sequel in Morocco.

According to the film’s production company, Paramount Pictures, the injuries were non-life threatening and occurred while filming a planned stunt sequence.

According to the statement, the crew members were “all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment.”

The Sun claimed earlier this week that there had been an explosion and that six individuals had been sent to the hospital.

“It was terrifying – a huge ball of fire flew up and engulfed several crew members.” “In all my years of filming, I’ve never seen such a terrifying accident,” a source told the newspaper.

“This has shaken everyone involved, from the smallest runners to the biggest names,” they added.

According to a spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, “the safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received necessary care.”

They stated that they have “strict health and safety procedures in place on all of our productions” and that they will take “all necessary precautions as we resume production.”

According to Variety, no cast members were hurt, but six persons received burn treatment and four are still in the hospital.

Sir Ridley Scott, who directed the original 2000 historical drama picture, will return to direct the sequel, which will be released in November 2024.

The sequel, which stars Normal People actor Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, and Connie Nielson, has yet to be given a title.

Russell Crowe, who played Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus, won five Oscars for the original film, including best actor.

Maximus begins as a combat hero before being forced to become a gladiator in the film, which is set during the height of the Roman Empire.

Gladiator grossed $457 million (£355 million) at the box office, reviving the historical epic drama genre that had been out of favor for decades.


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