Jesus lives… in The Passion of the Christ sequel.
That’s right – Jim Caviezel is back as everyone’s favourite son of God.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks as though Jim Caviezel is in talks to reprise the role of Jesus Christ in the upcoming sequel to The Passion of the Christ.
“Jim Caviezel is poised to reprise his role as Jesus Christ in the upcoming sequel to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ,” they revealed. “ICM Partners, which represents Caviezel, confirmed on Tuesday that the actor is in negotiations with Gibson, who would presumably produce, direct or both.”
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Of course, Caviezel first played Jesus Christ some 14 years ago.
The Passion of the Christ essentially tells the story of the Passion of Jesus according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Covering the final twelve hours of Jesus’ life, it was met with plenty of controversy upon its release.
Due to the film’s violent representation of iconic biblical scenes, The Passion of the Christ received mixed reviews from many reviewers… and was alleged to subliminally promote anti-Semitism.
“The Hollywood Reporter first reported 20 months ago that a sequel was in the works, but it wasn’t known until Tuesday whether Gibson was interested in again casting Caviezel as Jesus. The actor, 49, first played thirty-something-year-old Jesus 14 years ago.”
What will the sequel be about?
Well, as you can imagine, the sequel picks up after Jesus Christ’s death… and with a title revealed back in 2016, it looks as though it’s all about the resurrection.
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“In 2016, Randall Wallace, who was nominated for an Academy Award for scripting Braveheart for Gibson, was writing a first script for what is being called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, though it was unclear on Tuesday whether he was still involved in the project.”
It’s currently unclear whether this is still the plan… however it makes a lot of sense.
But will it be met with as much controversy? We’ll have to wait and see.