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The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection

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The Resurrection of the Christ
Directed byMel Gibson
Produced byMel Gibson
Screenplay by
  • Mel Gibson
  • Randall Wallace
Based onThe Holy Bible
  • Jim Caviezel
  • Maia Morgenstern
  • Francesco De Vito
  • Christo Jivkov
Music byJohn Debney
Distributed byIcon Productions
CountryUnited States

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The Resurrection of the Christ (or simply The Resurrection) is a sequel to Mel Gibson's 2004 blockbuster hit film The Passion. In January of 2018, it was made public that Jim Caviezel will reprise his role as Jesus.[1] He also stated that the movie would be "the biggest film in history."[2] Maia Morgenstern will play the Blessed Virgin Mary again, and Christo Jivkov and Francesco De Vito will also reprise thier roles as St. John and St. Peter, respectively.[3]

The film is expected to be released in the spring of 2021 during Lent, probably on Ash Wednesday (February 17), just like The Passion did, only, this time, 17 years later. Gibson has said that he wants do get it right and not rush through it to get it finished.[4] It will be Gibson's return behind the camera directing a movie since his 2016 Academy Award nominated wartime epic Hacksaw Ridge.


The Resurrection of the Christ is going to tell the story the Resurrection of Jesus,[5] and hence the slang version of the title The Resurrection[6]. It will tell the story of the Resurrection in a similar way that The Passion told the story of the Passion of Jesus. It will focus on the 3 days between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. However, Gibson has said that it won't be a "chronological telling of that event" and that the villains would be in "another realm."[7][8] When speaking to pastor Greg Laurie, Gibson said that the Resurrection is such a big subject and important theological event that he wanted to get it right.[9] He continued, saying, he didn't "want to do a simple rendering of it (the Resurrection)" and hoped to make a film that explored a deeper meaning of the event. Gibson also told Steven Colbert in an interview that the film may include a little Inferno action, showing Jesus's decent into Hell.[8][10] Combining what Gibson has said with what Caviezel has said, that it will be "the greatest film in history,[11] creates a rather compelling and intruging picture, which is the hope!

It is also expected for Mel Gibson to utilize flashbacks in The Resurrection, just as he did in The Passion. He indicates such to Raymond Arroyo in an interview on EWTN. He alludes that the script, and therefore so too the movie, includes the fall of the Angels.[12]


  • Jim Caviezel as Jesus[13]
  • Maia Morgenstern as the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Francesco De Vito as St. Peter
  • Christo Jivkov as St. John[14]
  • Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene (rumored)

Concerns - from Controversy to Obsticles[edit]

Just like The Passion, The Resurrection is already stirring up controversy. Some are concerned and dismayed that Mel Gibson is directing another film.[15] Some are concerned that the film is The Resurrection.[16] Others are worried about the alleged antisemitism in The Passion and the prospects of a sequel.[17][18] However, others are concerned that the film won't be the huge hit that its predecessor was. Moreover, some are saying that The Resurrection will have to overcome obstacles that were nonexistent at the time of The Passion's release back in 2004.[19]


  1. "Jesus returns: Jim Caviezel to reprise his role in sequel to 'Passion of the Christ'".
  2. "Jim Caviezel: Passion of the Christ sequel will be 'biggest film in history'".
  3. "Jim Caviezel Will Do As Jesus In Sequel To Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ".
  4. "Mel Gibson confirms 'Passion of the Christ' sequel".
  5. "Mel Gibson has plans for a Passion of the Christ sequel detailing Jesus' resurrection".
  6. "Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ sequel to be called The Resurrection".
  7. "Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ' Sequel Titled 'Resurrection'".
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Mel Gibson Confirms Sequel To 'Passion Of The Christ'".
  9. "Mel Gibson Interview: Icons of Faith Series" (Interview).
  10. "Passion of the Christ 2 Gets Titled Resurrection, May Take Jesus to Hell".
  11. "New 'Passion of the Christ' will be 'the biggest film in history,' Jim Caviezel promises".
  12. Raymond Arroyo's interview of Mel Gibson.
  13. "'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Says Mel Gibson's New Sequel Will Be 'Biggest Film in History'".
  14. "Christo Jivkov to star in Passion of the Christ sequel".
  15. "What Will It Take To Get Mel Gibson Canceled Already?".
  16. "Mel Gibson Is Making Passion Of The Christ 2. Here's Why You Should Be Worried".
  17. "Mel Gibson casting 'Passion of the Christ' sequel".
  18. "The blood, the outrage and The Passion of the Christ: Mel Gibson's biblical firestorm, 15 years on".
  19. "Mel Gibson's sequel to The Passion of the Christ will face challenges its predecessor didn't".

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