It’s been 14 years now since Mel Gibson took audiences by storm with his controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, which retold in vivid detail the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Gibson announced plans to create a sequel several years ago, but surprisingly, it seems Jesus himself will be returning, as well.
Actor Jim Caviezel played Jesus in the film and revealed in a new interview that he plans to reprise the role in The Passion of the Christ 2.
Now, everyone familiar with the story will know that Jesus did rise from the tomb on Easter Sunday (and also in the last scene of the film).
It’s not clear, though, how a resurrected Jesus would fit into the narrative of a sequel film, as the Bible contains no real sequel passage to the resurrection.
“There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” Caviezel teased when asked about the sequel. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”
Both Gibson and Caviezel have played coy so far when it comes to giving any hints as to what The Passion of the Christ 2 will actually be about, but Caviezel has a bold prediction.
“I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it,” said Caviezel. “But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”
Based on the response the first film garnered, it’s entirely possible the sequel could actually end up as “the biggest film in history” after all.
The Passion of the Christ earned $611 million at the worldwide box office, sparking a new wave of independent, faith-based films.
Meanwhile, Caviezel is returning to the biblical genre this year with a role as the apostle Luke in the new film Paul, Apostle of Christ, hitting theaters on March 28, 2018.