Rumors of a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (October 20) as reports claimed that Starz confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 21/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 10 years since Spartacus: Gods of the Arena first aired?! (10 years, 9 months, to be exact.)
Why in the world did Spartacus: Gods of the Arena end?
When Spartacus: Gods of the Arena came to an end after 1 year in February 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Gaia (Jaime Murray), Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (John Hannah), Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and Melitta (Marisa Ramirez). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reunion disappoint people?
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena aired from 2011-2011 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Hannah said he's not sure if Spartacus: Gods of the Arena would work today. “I don't want to see old Quintus Lentulus Batiatus,” he told a journalist (Hannah turned 59 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena movie?
In a recent interview, Marisa Ramirez said she can't imagine a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Lesley-Ann Brandt (who played Naevia) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena film, Jessica Grace Smith stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reboot?
Recasting Spartacus: Gods of the Arena for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reunion, a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena movie, or a Spartacus: Gods of the Arena reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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