A Denzel Washington billboard for “Gladiator II” has captivated fans, as they call the image “Training Day meets Rome!” The Oscar winner was trending early Tuesday morning (July 9) after Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator II” trailer was released. The epic historical drama features Washington, Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and others. Pascal plays Lucius, Maximus’ lover Lucilla’s son, in Gladiator II, which follows him after Maximus’ death. A poster of Washington has sparked conversations on X, formerly Twitter. The remarkable artwork shows half of Washington’s face, showing his gray beard and stern expression, accented by a little brow furrow. The image shows the “Man on Fire” star wearing a gold hoop earring in his left ear.  A fan expressed online, “He got the Michael Jordan hoop earring in so I’m anticipating a [fire emoji] Denzel classic.” Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator 2” opens on November 22nd.

What do you think of Gladiator II? Will it be better than the first one?