Six Comic-Con Character Posters Arrive for '300: Rise of an Empire'
by Ethan Anderton
July 19, 2013
The Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con doesn't arrive until tomorrow, but the studio and Legendary Entertainment have some goodies that fans can try to get ahold of here. Six gritty and bloody character posters for 300: Rise of an Empire have just appeared online featuring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and more. The first trailer surfaced not too long ago, and seemed to deliver exactly what fans of the first film want. The visual style is there, but we're hoping it's not just a retread of sweaty, bloody, slow-motion action and has a cool story, courtesy of Frank Miller's comic.
Here's the six character posters for Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire from the film's Facebook:
Noam Murro (Smart People) directs 300: Rise of an Empire (formerly The Battle of Artemisia), based on Frank Miller's upcoming prequel graphic novel Xerxes, and adapted by Zack Snyder (director of 300) and Kurt Johnstad (writer of 300 and Act of Valor). Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Warner Bros is releasing 300: Rise of an Empire everywhere in 3D on March 7th, 2014 early next year.