Mel Gibson in 2016 confirmed that a sequel to his controversial, blockbuster portrayal of the crucifixion, “The Passion of the Christ” was in the works. Now Jim Caviezel, 49, confirmed he will reprise his role as Jesus in the planned film about the resurrection of Christ. “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” he says. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”
Mel Gibson has revealed the title of his sequel to The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. In an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s Late Show Gibson said;
Resurrection will be about more than just its one-word title. “It’s more than a single event, it’s an amazing event,” he shared. “And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means. It’s not just about the event; it’s not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, ‘Oh, we read that.’… But what are the other things around it that happened?”
In an interview with USA Today without going into much detail, Caviezel said that Gibson finally “cracked” the film and potentially established a shooting window and further exclaimed “‘Braveheart,’ that’s a film that took a long time to be able to crack, therefore the same thing for ‘Passion.’ And the same thing for this. He’s finally got it. So that is coming.”
Caviezel, who besides being an acclaimed actor, is a man of faith who publicly challenges his fellow faith men and women to live their faith out loud in this ever darkening world.
Earlier this month, the actor spoke before a huge crowd of college students in Chicago at the SLS18 (Student Leadership Summit 2018) conference sponsored by The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) he said:
“Set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation,” the actor challenged those in attendance. “Be saints. You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out.”
A talk that can be found on Youtube.
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Image Credit: 2003 publicity photo. (PHILIPPE ANTONELLO / AP)