The announcement that plans are in place to produce a sequel to Mel Gibson's 2004 blockbuster Jesus film "The Passion of the Christ," was met with near universal mockery on Twitter Thursday night with most commenters asking: "Why?"
According to Randall Wallace, who also wrote the screenplay for Gibson's "Braveheart," the project will focus on the the Resurrection.
"'The Passion' is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell," Wallace said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter after admitting that keeping the movie a secret had become too difficult.
Needless to say, commenters on Twitter found it ripe for ridicule and commentary and have been more than helpful in suggesting titles for the new film -- with a slant on making it the type of action film the "Lethal Weapon" star was known for earlier in his career.
Right out of the gate for the resurrection film was: "PASSION OF THE CHRIST 2: THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL"
A sampling below:
Passion of the Christ 2: You Only Live Twice— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes)1465527364.0
Passion of the Christ 2: Passion Harder— AB (@AB)1465566772.0
Passion of the Christ 2: Jesus forgives Satan and they become best friends and get froyo together https://t.co/AC4hnRvR54— pat (@pat)1465567135.0
I hope Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST sequel is a revenge picture.— MZS (@MZS)1465565083.0
I REALLY disagree with putting the 21 Jump Street guys in The Passion of the Christ 2.— Ken Jennings (@Ken Jennings)1465538745.0
Possible Passion of the Christ 2 titles: -Next Good Friday -The Secret of the Jews -I Know What You Did Last Passover -Die? Hardly— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1465551726.0
The Passion of the Christ 2 is trending. That can only mean one thing: A Jew-hating, drunk, Mary-Worshiping has-been in Malibu needs cash.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1465519832.0
My only hope is that the Passion of the Christ sequel brings it into the TIMECOP cinematic universe.— God Rest You Merry, Gentle-Ben (@God Rest You Merry, Gentle-Ben)1465566882.0
The brilliant concept of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” sequel is that it turns out He was never Jewish. https://t.co/cDRlxTicrx— Frank Rich (@Frank Rich)1465529217.0
The Passion of the Christ 2: Back to tha Hood— Michael Vaughan (@Michael Vaughan)1465566666.0
Passion of the Christ 2 Twice The Laughs! Twice The Fun!— Gilbert Gottfried (@Gilbert Gottfried)1465534008.0
Since they're making lego movies now I think they should make Lego Passion Of The Christ.— 🎃🤌🪦🕸Ian Prescott®🕸🪦🤌🎃 (@🎃🤌🪦🕸Ian Prescott®🕸🪦🤌🎃)1464734003.0
Passion of The Christ 2 will feature prominent, relentless product placements of the full line of Febreze products. https://t.co/mHuHotJX4z— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1465520515.0