Jim Caviezel confirms role in Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' sequel

Jim Caviezel has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Jesus in Mel Gibson's planned sequel to "The Passion of the Christ," which will focus on the resurrection of his character.

(REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi)Actor Mel Gibson attends the photocall for the movie "Hacksaw Ridge" at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 4, 2016.

Caviezel and Gibson have been thrifty when it comes to dishing out details on the new "The Passion of the Christ" film. However, the 49-year-old actor said he has been inspired with his conversations with Gibson about the project and is confident that it will go down as the biggest movie in history, USA Today relayed.

"There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience," said Caviezel. "It's great. Stay tuned."

"I won't tell you how he's going to go about it," Caviezel added. "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."

In 2016, Gibson opened up to USA Today about his plans for the "Passion" sequel.

"The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God," said Gibson. "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."

During his interview on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in 2016, Gibson said the film was probably going to be released after three years. He also implied that some of the scenes will be set in Hell as he said the villains were from a different realm, Pop Culture detailed.

Gibson acknowledged that some people think that the sequel might be boring because they already know what is going to happen. Nevertheless, he said the movie will capture more than just one event.

However, Gibson told TMZ on Jan. 31 that everything about the upcoming film was still under wraps and that he was not going to give any details away. Rumors about the sequel resurfaced after Caviezel was revealed to be in talks for "The Resurrection."

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