For Christians worldwide, the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ” was groundbreaking, heartbreaking and is loved for its sometimes-brutal depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Finally, after a decade and much speculation, the movie is getting a sequel. Of course, we all know how the real-life story goes, but audiences everywhere have been waiting to dig deeper into the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and Mel Gibson is finally set to deliver.
Filmmaker Mel Gibson plans to begin filming for the sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” this spring, according to the Daily Wire.
“Passion” depicts the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, ending with His Resurrection.
Gibson has developed six draft screenplays for “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection,” according to the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The sequel has been in development for ten years.
Ten years is a long time to wait, much longer than the three days the world had to wait for Jesus to roll back the stone and defeat death, but if early buzz is any indication audiences are dying to see the sequel, which possibly will explore in more detail what is believed Jesus actually was up to during those three days. Hint: he wasn’t watching Netflix.
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The film will depict Jesus’ crucifixion as well as the three days which preceded His resurrection, according to film journalist Jordan Ruimy.
Gibson previously confirmed that the sequel was in the works in a 2016 conversation with evangelist Greg Laurie, according to CBN.
“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.”
It’s possible Gibson’s sequel could depict the Christian understanding of Christ’s “Harrowing of Hell,” in which Jesus saved the righteous dead from Hell after His earthly death.
Christianity has been under attack as of late, and Christians worldwide are coming under more fire, just as the Bible said would happen in the end days. Not saying these are the end of times, unless of course you spend a few minutes on the internet or watch network television. Then how can you come to any other conclusion? Morality is at an all-time low, people who pretend to be religious figures regularly promote anti-biblical agendas, and Christians are being forced to bend a knee to the lgbtq mafia. Anyone that DOESN’T think Jesus might return tomorrow is in denial. Gibson’s film could come at the right time to help revive interest in the story surrounding organized religions central figure, Jesus Christ.
“The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger,” the writer told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace said of the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The original film became North America’s highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, depicting Christ’s crucifixion in graphic fashion, CBN reported.
“‘The Passion’ is the beginning, and there’s a lot more story to tell,” Wallace said.
There is at least three more days of story to tell, and there will be an audience starving for a movie that doesn’t force diversity, gay themes and woke virtue signaling at them. The “Passion” was groundbreaking, and the sequel could do even more to restore people’s faith in moviemaking, and Jesus.