The Passion of the Christ sequel could be two or three movies according to Jim Caviezel

As his new movie, Sound of Freedom, goes toe-to-toe with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Jim Caviezel gives a new update on The Resurrection.

When following up on a massive box-office hit as well as a cultural milestone, and there’s a great wealth of source material to draw from, it’s not out of the question these days to spread the story through multiple sequels. This can especially be true if the source in consideration is The New Testament. Mel Gibson made a career redefining film in 2004 with the independently made Bible epic, The Passion of the Christ, which chronicled the last hours of Jesus’ life, from his apprehension to his crucifixion.

The film ended with the Tomb of Christ opening with his reappearance, and for years, Gibson has been planning to do a full-on feature-length sequel that continues from the stinger right before the end credits. The Lethal Weapon star intended to follow the film with The Passion of the Christ: The Resurrection. World of Reel is reporting on an interview conducted with Jim Caviezel, who starred in Gibson’s film as the titular Christ. Caviezel was promoting his new film, Sound of Freedom, when he was asked about the status of the sequel. “I asked him [Gibson] ‘Would you be ready to go in January?’ He said ‘yeah, maybe.’ I said ‘How about the end of fall?’ He said ‘yeah, maybe.’ So who knows […] it might be two films, maybe three, but I think it’s two.”

Caviezel proclaimed in another interview that The Resurrection “will be the biggest film in the history of the world.” The faith-based actor added, “Mel [Gibson] took me through all of the scenes and I was on the floor crying […] it’ll be one of the best things you’ve ever seen. I can’t tell you [when it’s coming out]. If I told you I’d have to kill you.”

It was also recently reported that Gibson would be sitting in the director’s chair for the first time since his Academy Award-nominated film Hacksaw Ridge to helm Flight Risk, which would be starring his Father Stu co-star Mark Wahlberg. The plot details for Flight Risk have yet to be revealed, although it is said to involve Mark Wahlberg playing a pilot who must transport a dangerous criminal for trial. 

Source: World of Reel

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