A resurrection is underway for Jim Caviezel.
The actor has confirmed he will reprise his role as Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's planned sequel to "Passion of the Christ" — even though the character, like, totally died in the 2004 original movie.
The sequel would likely focus on Jesus' resurrection and the immediate aftermath, when he appears to his disciples and other followers.
"There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience," Caviezel told USA Today.
He added, "I won't tell you how [Gibson] is going to go about it. 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."
Gibson announced his plan to make a sequel in 2016, though it was unclear if Caviezel would return (the actor is now 49). The original movie was a blockbuster hit, earning $612 million worldwide.
"The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God," Gibson said at the time of the announcement. "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."
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