Russell Crowe Successfully Makes Fox Consider About 'Master and Commander 2'

Russell Crowe Successfully Makes Fox Consider About 'Master and Commander 2'

The actor advised fans to demand a sequel to 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' and the studio is now looking into the prospect after getting the requests.

Russell Crowe is pushing for a sequel to his 2003 movie "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". He wants fans to bombard studio bosses at 20th Century Fox with messages to back his campaign.

The "Gladiator" star is keen to reprise his role as Jack Aubrey in the film based on the Napoleonic Wars. And he's posted a message on in a bid to garner support from his fans to help resurrect the film.

He writes, "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail (film executive) Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts." And Crowe's appeal has already worked - a Fox spokesperson has revealed the company has so far been inundated with requests for the movie and admits staff are now looking into the prospect.

In a post on, the representative writes, "Getting a lot of tweets about Master & Commander sequel, I'll look into it (I'd love one, too, but as you all know a LOT goes into it.)"


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    tigerr tim
    Dec 13, 2010

    --CROWE! time's a wasting. WHY? WHY? WHY? are you wasting time on the RED China sellout, PC YOU-genocide enabling Hollywood franchise slum? ---------WHY?

    Dec 07, 2010

    This outstanding film has definitely been appreciated by so many male and female movie-goers and TV-viewers that it would be wonderful to consider filming a sequel to it with flamboyant Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey. Would P. Weir be ready to direct the movie, because that is the winning pair, according to me. Paul Bettany's Stephen Maturin would be great.

    Dec 07, 2010

    Can anyone tell me who this Fox spokesperson is? I'd like to follow them on Twitter.

    Francisca Susi
    Dec 07, 2010

    Woohoo!! Go Russ Go!! Pls GOD, make this one a reality. I'm so looking forward to seeing the sequel of this brilliant film. Russell Crowe was born to play Capt. Jack Aubrey. Paul Bettany is equally brilliant as Jack's sidekick, dr. Stephen Maturin. Russell, you got my vote!

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