A Wave & Sword on the Latest Poster for '300: Rise of an Empire'

June 11, 2013
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300: Rise of an Empire

And the sea turned to blood… There is no tagline on this poster, but it's kind of epic enough on its own not to need one. Warner Bros has unveiled a new poster for the 300 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, directed by Noam Murro. Sullivan Stapleton stars in the movie as Greek general Themistocles, seen on the poster standing in front of a gigantic dark red wave. It's fairly dead-on imagery, but cool to see used so starkly for this kind of poster. A change in the marketing tone (from this) since it was delayed to early 2014? Perhaps. With Zack Snyder's Man of Steel about to arrive, we might finally see the trailer. Check this out, watch here.

300: Rise of an Empire

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.

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I kind of like it. Its neat.

DAVIDPD on Jun 11, 2013


I didn't know Snyder was producing, I'm less worried now.

OfficialJab on Jun 11, 2013



Nielsen700 on Jun 11, 2013


Could they make Zack Snyders credit any smaller?

Moviefan67 on Jun 11, 2013


Ok it looks cool

N. on Jun 11, 2013


man, what's with all the poster articles on this site? last 2 days there have been 2 pretty good trailers come out: "magic magic" and "pawn shop chronicles". you ought to consider a few more trailers of actual movies!

guest on Jun 11, 2013


Thanks, we post lots and lots of trailers all the time: And yes, we even posted that Pawn Shop Chronicles trailer: I watched that Magic Magic trailer, it looked awful, and it's going straight-to-DVD which we don't cover on FirstShowing, so that one we skipped. There just happen to be a lot of new posters recently, and I really love cool movie artwork.

Alex Billington on Jun 11, 2013


Do you hate all straight-to-DVD films? Not all of them are terrible. There are some gems. Why not post a trailer for one every once in a while? They're no better or worse than some of the indie shorts you post

Tim on Jun 11, 2013


Alex hopefully I can convince you that VOD is a new option studios are trying to get films to wider audiences. Lots of films are VOD and then get a theatre release a week or so later. The theatre is sadly dying and this could be the new avenue to audiences. Its a shame that America is still not embracing this enough or for that matter putting more risky films on VOD and not in the theatre. Behind the Candelabra is a prime example - its been in the theatre and on VOD here in the uk and in america it just went on HBO. Many warrant this to the fact its about gay society and there isn't a big enough audience.. which is crazy because its a very good film and what attracted me to it? ... interesting dip into a crazy false world.

nathan on Jun 12, 2013


seriously - check out michael cera in "magic magic" - you've never seen him in a role like this one. and the cast in pawn shop chronicles - Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D’Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas looks hilarious!

guest on Jun 11, 2013


Seriously, do you work for the film or something? I would suggest you see Michael Cera in Crystal Fairy if you want to see him in another unique role. And yes, we will feature the trailer for Crystal Fairy once it's out.

Alex Billington on Jun 11, 2013


I think Magic Magic looks pretty interesting

Mike on Jun 11, 2013


cool poster, but without the sword and shield I almost thought it was a Point Break sequel

The Slayer on Jun 12, 2013


"The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors."

cobrazombie on Jun 12, 2013

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