As Hollywood has lurched ever further to the Left, box office numbers have similarly been moving–into the gutter. The film industry’s in dire straits no matter how it appears, as folks are tired of being lectured by people that play pretend and are finding new ways to get their entertainment fix.
But in the near future, there’s at least one movie that’s guaranteed to light up the box office, albeit much to the chagrin of leftists everywhere. Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” was a global phenomenon when it was released, raking in hundreds of millions. With anti-Christian sentiment becoming increasingly obvious in the US, now is the perfect time for Gibson to tread back into controversy once more, and release the sequel to his monumental film.
As reported at WND, the man who played Jesus in “Passion of the Christ,” Jim Caviezel, has confirmed he’ll be reprising his role in the Gibson-directed sequel, predicting that it will be “the biggest film in history.”
“There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” the 49-year-old actor told USA Today. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”
Both Gibson and Caviezel have been mum on the details of the story, which are supposedly focusing on the resurrection of Christ. However, Caviezel has expressed optimism at the direction the story is heading.
“I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it,” Caviezel said of Gibson. “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.”
The original “Passion of the Christ” followed the last 12 hours of Christ’s life. The movie brought in more than $611 million worldwide on a $30 million budget and remains the highest-grossing R-rated film ever in North America with $370.8 million.
In 2016, back from his Hollywood ostracism, Gibson spoke about his plans for the sequel.
“The Resurrection. Big subject.” Gibson said. “We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
Caviezel himself is a devout Christian, and earlier this month in an appearance in Chicago warned against false Christianity, urging believers to publicly voice their faith in “this pagan world.”
“I want you to go out into this pagan world, I want you to have the courage to step into this pagan world and shamelessly express your faith in public. The world needs proud warriors animated by their faith,” he told the Fellowship of Catholic University Students SLS Leadership Conference.
“Warriors like Saint Paul and Saint Luke who risked their names, their reputations to take their faith, their love for Jesus into the world. God is calling each one of us, each one of you to do great things but how often we fail to respond, dismissing it as some mental blurp. It’s time for our generation, now, to accept that call, the call of God urging all of us to give ourselves entirely to Him.”
Set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation,” the actor continued. “Be saints. You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out. We must shake off this indifference, this destructive tolerance of evil. But only our faith and the wisdom of Christ can save us,” he said. “But it requires warriors, ready to risk their reputations, their names, even our very lives, to stand for the truth.”
While biggest movie in history may be a long shot, there’s no question Christians will flock to see the film, just as they did before. Especially considering how anti-Christian Hollywood has become, despite there very obviously being money to be made by appealing to them. Leftists running the industry have chosen to spurn and mock believers, but they’re in for a rude awakening when they witness the inevitable success of a movie they don’t want to get made.