First Poster for Noam Murro's '300: Rise of an Empire' Sequel Lands
by Alex Billington
April 17, 2013
Seize your glory! In the midst of all those exciting Man of Steel and Star Trek trailers today, CinemaCon presentations and 21st Century Fox debacle, another first look found its way online. Director Zack Snyder, who moved on to only produce and develop this sequel, tweeted out the very first poster for 300: Rise of an Empire. We saw some of the first footage from the film, which follows the events in 300 directly and brings back Queen Gorgo and Xerxes, at CinemaCon and it's definitely a big step up in terms of epic, stylized historical action. The poster shows an unidentified Spartan warrior posed in front of battle. Not much to it.
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 will be releasing 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters on August 2nd this summer. Stay tuned.
I'm excited, but also nervous. I personally love Zack Snyder's imagination and vision that goes into his movies/adaptations. I really hope the director can pull this off. Got some big shoes to fill. Really hope this movie wows me like the original did all those years ago. I still remember how awesome I thought the CG blood and gore was back then hahaha. Now I hate most films with any sort of cheap CGI blood.
Jacob Denton on Apr 17, 2013
300 was definitely a sleeper hit to me. I didn't expect much from it, especially from the ,trailers, but I'm glad I watched it. I hope this movie continues the badassness brought about by the first one. Excited to see how Sullivan stapleton pulls off this role.. It will be different seeing him as a macho, super shredded greek badass then his usual sex fueled machine gun shooting soldier on Strike back.
Rain Spider on Apr 17, 2013
That's how its done.
Xerxexx on Apr 17, 2013
The title is so boring. Sounds like the name of a terrible video game. But I'm hoping the movie gives the same thrills that 300 did.
Dan Weinberger on Apr 17, 2013
Nice poster. Hope the movie is something to remember.
$126191 on Apr 17, 2013
That poster speaks to my inner gay on so many volumes... I'm hooked for many reasons.
Jordan Petersen on Apr 19, 2013
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