Mel Gibson Confirms Sequel to 'Passion of the Christ' Will Be Called 'Resurrection'

Mel Gibson talks to Stephen Colbert about his highly anticipated 'Passion of the Christ' sequel called 'Resurrection.'(Screenshot/YouTube/The Late Show)

Fresh from the success of his new movie "Hacksaw Ridge," actor and director Mel Gibson has revealed that he will be directing the sequel to the 2004 blockbuster "Passion of the Christ," and the sequel will be entiled "Resurrection."

While talking to Stephen Colbert of "The Late Show," Gibson revealed that "Resurrection" will feature characters from other realms. The movie will also be a somewhat different retelling of what happened after Jesus Christ' death, he said.

"It's not just some chronological telling of just that event. That could be boring, and you think, 'Oh, we read that,'" he said. "But what are the other things around it that happened? Sure, you're going all over the place. What happened in three days? I'm not sure, but it's worth thinking about. Get your imagination going."

Gibson said he will be teaming up with "Braveheart" screenwriter Randall Wallace to work on "Resurrection."

Since all good things take time, Gibson said the movie won't be released anytime soon and will require at least three years to make because "it's a big subject."

The "Mad Max" star said "Passion" focused on the last few hours of Christ's life on earth, but "Resurrection" will explore the three days in between His death and return to life.

"It's more than a single event; it's an amazing event," Gibson said. "And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means."

It wasn't the first time Gibson discussed this highly anticipated sequel, according to The Christian Post. When he met with Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church, Gibson said the whole point of the sequel is to surprise people and "enlighten" them regarding their theological questions.

"It has to be dug deep for and it has to have, in its image and its sound and its visual, it has to be able to delve to places that people have never even thought before, I think, on a theological level," said Gibson.