First Look: Sullivan Stapleton & the Warriors in '300: Rise of an Empire'
We've been aware of a prequel to 300, the adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, every since the stylized, action-packed first film was released. Now 300: Rise of an Empire will finally be upon us this August, which means we finally have the first look photos featuring Sullivan Stapleton as the lead character Themistocles (who looks straight out of 300), who battles an invading army of Persians under turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). There's also a cool shot of the warriors in the film, and it just wouldn't be a 300 movie if they were buff and shirtless. Hopefully this will be more than just a copy of 300.
Here's the first two photos from Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire, debuted by USA Today:
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. sends the film to theaters everywhere late this summer on on August 2nd, 2013. Stay tuned.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
I'm sure it'll be fine. Looking forward to it.
OfficialJab on Apr 8, 2013
"and it just wouldn't be a 300 movie if they were buff and shirtless." I think you mean *Weren't. As for this, Im hoping that they are going the hard R route or it just wont be the same.
Cody W on Apr 8, 2013
Nielsen700 on Apr 8, 2013
So long as there are no more protracted speeches that go on and on about how wonderful as warriors and other crap I might be interested
Hellios on Apr 8, 2013
Still a bit upset that it's not a sequel...ya know, after the first 300 ended and all...but whatever, i guess I'll give this a shot...prequels tho, man
Corey Ross on Apr 8, 2013
Does this mean no more STRIKE BACK?
DAVIDPD on Apr 8, 2013
They're filiming season four 🙂
tati is not a twit on Apr 9, 2013
DAVIDPD on Apr 9, 2013
Impact always matters.. It's not Zack directing the movie. 🙁
Max on Apr 9, 2013
a must see for me but i dont expect it to be better than the first one.
avi on Apr 9, 2013
I Am so sorry, but its not the same without snyder. please dont copy paste the coloring and grading. please just dont...
Musal Mueen on Apr 9, 2013
I just hope the actor of Crixus from Spartacus will be in this movie...
David on Apr 9, 2013
Cody W on Apr 9, 2013
SHALL. WE. BEGIN?
$126191 on Apr 9, 2013
Lack of Snyder is worrisome, but maybe the new director will surprise us.
Xerxexx on Apr 9, 2013
I'm skeptical, but at the same time excited.
grimjob on Apr 9, 2013
I need to see a trailer before I get excited.
$126191 on Apr 9, 2013
Noam Murro is a talented director,just see his commercials
Bob on Apr 10, 2013
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