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Mel Gibson planning sequel to The Passion of the Christ

06.09.2016

The Passion of the Christ sequel Mel Gibson

Twelve years ago Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST exploded into the world and for a while, it was all anyone could talk about. Some praised it as one of the most important films of all time while others viewed it merely as torture porn wrapped up in Christianity. Ignoring all that and speaking strictly from a box-office standpoint, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is still the highest grossing R-rated film in North America and that can mean only one thing: sequel.

Rumours of a sequel to THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST have been around almost since the release of the film, but now Randall Wallace (BRAVEHEART) has confirmed to THR that a sequel is indeed being planned. The screenwriter spilled the news that Mel Gibson and himself are working on a sequel script dealing with the resurrection of Christ because it's apparently becoming too difficult to keep under wraps.

I always wanted to tell this story. The Passion is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell.

Wallace says that "the evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger." The project is still at a very early stage so no studios or financial backing have been lined up as of yet. Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus Christ in the film, didn't exactly have the most pleasant time the first time around; in addition to injuries and accidentally being whipped for real, Caviezel was actually struck by lightning while filming the Sermon on the Mount.

Mel Gibson's upcoming HACKSHAW RIDGE, the first film he's directed in ten years, tells the true story of World War II Army medic Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under constant enemy fire during the Battle of Okinawa. The film will debut on November 4, 2016.

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Source: THR

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1:12AM on 06/11/2016
Unneccesaary sequel
Unneccesaary sequel
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6:47PM on 06/10/2016
Jesus 2: Electric Boogaloo...
Jesus 2: Electric Boogaloo...
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6:39PM on 06/10/2016
I'm not Christian myself, but Passion of the Christ was an excellent film. It wasn't anymore torture porn than what would have happened in the time period according to the story would be torture porn.
I'm not Christian myself, but Passion of the Christ was an excellent film. It wasn't anymore torture porn than what would have happened in the time period according to the story would be torture porn.
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2:31PM on 06/10/2016

FUCK YEAH

Lets have the big J come back as zombie and eat the flesh of all these stupid christian morons. And also eat trump too. That I paid to see.
Lets have the big J come back as zombie and eat the flesh of all these stupid christian morons. And also eat trump too. That I paid to see.
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2:26PM on 06/11/2016
What's with the bigotry?
What's with the bigotry?
1:10PM on 06/10/2016
I wonder how many of you consider yourself Liberal minded people, but have just slagged off Christian core beliefs. Good luck slagging off the Quran.
Either way I thought it was a powerful and moving film.
I wonder how many of you consider yourself Liberal minded people, but have just slagged off Christian core beliefs. Good luck slagging off the Quran.
Either way I thought it was a powerful and moving film.
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11:31AM on 06/10/2016
Passion of the Christ: Dead Rising
Passion of the Christ: How I did nothing for 2000 years after I "rose" from the dead. A True Story
Passion of the Christ: How to deal with holes in your hands and feet
Passion of the Christ: Christ goes to Las Vegas

Seriously. No sequel needed. Nor the first one.
Passion of the Christ: Dead Rising
Passion of the Christ: How I did nothing for 2000 years after I "rose" from the dead. A True Story
Passion of the Christ: How to deal with holes in your hands and feet
Passion of the Christ: Christ goes to Las Vegas

Seriously. No sequel needed. Nor the first one.
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9:12AM on 06/10/2016

I don't care for this bible shit...

But why is it some of the most talented people in showbiz are also the biggest assholes? Polanski is one of the greatest directors of all time and yet he had to fuck everything up. Same with Gibson, the guy can act and direct yet he had to fuck it all up as well. I wish Gibson would do more original work instead of all this bible bullshit he keeps peddling.
But why is it some of the most talented people in showbiz are also the biggest assholes? Polanski is one of the greatest directors of all time and yet he had to fuck everything up. Same with Gibson, the guy can act and direct yet he had to fuck it all up as well. I wish Gibson would do more original work instead of all this bible bullshit he keeps peddling.
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5:49AM on 06/10/2016
Well, what he could do is take the Christ story and write a work of fiction based on it... again.
Well, what he could do is take the Christ story and write a work of fiction based on it... again.
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4:34AM on 06/10/2016

Full disclosure:

I'll pretty much watch fucking anything Mel Gibson makes. Morality issues aside, the sonofabitch just gets story structure.
I'll pretty much watch fucking anything Mel Gibson makes. Morality issues aside, the sonofabitch just gets story structure.
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1:00AM on 06/10/2016

Title:

Dude, Where's my Cross?
Dude, Where's my Cross?
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12:33AM on 06/10/2016

how can such an ugly man...

...make such beautiful art?

Mel past three film have been masterpieces of filmmaking.
...make such beautiful art?

Mel past three film have been masterpieces of filmmaking.
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11:43PM on 06/09/2016
So Family Guy may be right after all, I love ya Mel but what's up with this?
So Family Guy may be right after all, I love ya Mel but what's up with this?
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11:35PM on 06/09/2016
He was struck by lighting during filming? That's fucking hilarious. He should've gotten an Oscar. And why the hell wasn't there a blooper reel released with that shot in it!?
He was struck by lighting during filming? That's fucking hilarious. He should've gotten an Oscar. And why the hell wasn't there a blooper reel released with that shot in it!?
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11:22PM on 06/09/2016

Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This!!!

With Chris Tucker as Jesus' sidekick
With Chris Tucker as Jesus' sidekick
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10:22PM on 06/09/2016

Wasn't Jesus resurrected at the end of the first one?

I swore Jesus was shown at the end of Passion of Christ leaving the cave he was buried in--holes in his hands and all. Seems like a quick money grab.
I swore Jesus was shown at the end of Passion of Christ leaving the cave he was buried in--holes in his hands and all. Seems like a quick money grab.
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11:14PM on 06/09/2016
Yes, that's how it ended.
Yes, that's how it ended.
11:31PM on 06/09/2016
Quick money grab!? It's been twelve years you dick! LOL.
Quick money grab!? It's been twelve years you dick! LOL.
2:28AM on 06/10/2016
He'll be back in BIBLE LEAGUE Pt. 1.

I'm not going to hell for this because I'm not a Christian. *puts on sunglasses
He'll be back in BIBLE LEAGUE Pt. 1.

I'm not going to hell for this because I'm not a Christian. *puts on sunglasses
6:14AM on 06/10/2016
@Moonrider: Than you are going to hell anyway. ;)
@Moonrider: Than you are going to hell anyway. ;)
9:55PM on 06/10/2016
@justjoe: So you say, man. So you say. At least if I'm right, I'll be hanging out with Ali. If you're right, I guess... Christian bands is more your company? :D
@justjoe: So you say, man. So you say. At least if I'm right, I'll be hanging out with Ali. If you're right, I guess... Christian bands is more your company? :D
9:03PM on 06/09/2016
I have no doubt Mel will make a great movie out of this. However, the last few biblical films didn't do too great at the box office, so I don't think they will have the same financial success. Also, isn't Deadpool now the highest grossing R rated film?
I have no doubt Mel will make a great movie out of this. However, the last few biblical films didn't do too great at the box office, so I don't think they will have the same financial success. Also, isn't Deadpool now the highest grossing R rated film?
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10:44PM on 06/09/2016
Deadpool is highest grossing worldwide, but the domestic box office winner is still The Passion of Christ (by about $8 million).
Deadpool is highest grossing worldwide, but the domestic box office winner is still The Passion of Christ (by about $8 million).
11:33PM on 06/09/2016
Every biblical films since The Passion, has been a piece of shit. So there hasn't been a good one since Mel's. The sequel will make a huge amount of money. Guaranteed.
Every biblical films since The Passion, has been a piece of shit. So there hasn't been a good one since Mel's. The sequel will make a huge amount of money. Guaranteed.
11:49PM on 06/09/2016
Nope, it remained at 2nd but didn't top The Passion. Deadpool finished in the box office with about 363 million worldwide and the passion led with about 499 million.
Nope, it remained at 2nd but didn't top The Passion. Deadpool finished in the box office with about 363 million worldwide and the passion led with about 499 million.
3:38AM on 06/10/2016
Deadpool made $363 million domestic, and $408 million foreign, with a worldwide total of ~$771 million. This is the highest grossing worldwide box office take for an R-rated movie.
The Passion of the Christ made $370 million domestic, almost $242 foreign, making $611.9 million worldwide.
Deadpool has taken the worldwide box office total for an R-rated movie away from Matrix Reloaded, which made $742 million.
Deadpool made $363 million domestic, and $408 million foreign, with a worldwide total of ~$771 million. This is the highest grossing worldwide box office take for an R-rated movie.
The Passion of the Christ made $370 million domestic, almost $242 foreign, making $611.9 million worldwide.
Deadpool has taken the worldwide box office total for an R-rated movie away from Matrix Reloaded, which made $742 million.
9:03PM on 06/09/2016
Passion of the Christ 2: The Passioning
Passion of the Christ 2: The Passioning
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2:34AM on 06/10/2016
Followed by Passion of The Christ 3: Armageddon
Followed by Passion of The Christ 3: Armageddon
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