First Look: Fresh Art from Frank Miller's Xerxes Graphic Novel
Although technically, this art isn't for any actual movie yet, I'm certain we'll see the Xerxes movie sometime in the next few years. So as an intro to the cinematic version of history that Frank Miller has re-created once again in the prequel to his graphic novel 300, I present Xerxes! This first bit of artwork, colored by Eisner winning colorist Dave Stewart, is being sold by Dark Horse Comics (via ComingSoon) as a lithographic print for $25 regular and $100 for a limited edition that's signed/numbered. This new Xerxes looks pretty badass, I just hope they actually get Rodrigo Santoro to reprise his role as Xerxes from 300. Check out the art below!
Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-BC Persia and became known as "The King of Kings," eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself - and achieves his wish! "It's the Battle of Marathon through my lens," Miller explained in a previous post. "I've finished the plot and I'm getting started on the artwork." As of this March, Zack Snyder was still interested, but was waiting for Miller to finish the graphic novel and screenplay first. I'm really looking forward to this. We'll keep you updated on the adaptation, too.