Mel Gibson is back. The once radioactive actor/ director’s toxicity levels seem to have dropped low enough that he’s working again, and not just in front of the camera. He’s getting strong reviews for his role in Blood Father and there’s already strong Oscar buzz around his next directorial effort, Hacksaw Ridge.
Now that the Braveheart star/ director has a little juice, there are questions floating around about whether he’ll ever revisit any of his past films, namely, The Passion of The Christ. In fact, the question came up in a recent interview with the Christian Post. Here’s what he had to say.
“We’re talking about that. Of course, that is a huge undertaking. And you know, it’s not The Passion 2. It’s called The Resurrection. Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened… But in order to read it, experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing and Randall Wallace is up to the task.”
He went on to say:
“Faith is a real thing. I think that often times, I made the ultimate superhero film in The Passion of the Christ. Someone like Desmond Doss is also a superhero and real superheroes don’t wear spandex and they don’t have a lot of 3-D special effects. But, they do operate on a higher level, on a supernatural level. They actually look and appeal to something greater than themselves and then they do something super human.”
What do you think? Do you want to see a sequel to The Passion Of The Christ? Either way, I wouldn’t expect it for a while. It looks like the kind of massive undertaking that I wouldn’t be surprised if it took ten years to complete from where they are now.