Is a Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” in the Works?

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Despite being highly controversial, 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s telling of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life before his crucifixion was a box office hit. It made $612 million around the world with a $30 million budget. Now, 16 years later, it seems a sequel is on the way. 

Talks about the movie have been going on for some years, and now Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in the first movie, confirmed in an interview that it is indeed in the making.

“Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming,” he said. “It’s called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. It’s going to be the biggest film in world history.” 

When the original movie was released Critics were divided. While some found the story moving, others criticized the movie for its historical inaccuracies and excessive violence.

It should be noted that no official confirmation of the sequel being in production was released.