300 Sequel Will Now Rise Instead of Battle


Frank Miller's XerxesWarner Bros. has changed the title to their sequel to Zack Snyder’s “300” — it will now be called “300: Rise of an Empire” instead of “300: Battle of Artemisia”. The film will also be an official sequel, not a prequel or sorta prequel or anything like that, to Snyder’s 2006 film about the last stand of the 300 Spartans, starring Gerard Butler and a host of hot-bodied dudes in loincloths.

The 300 sequel will star “Strike Back’s” Sullivan Stapleton as Greek General Themistocles, the Athenian who led the decisive navy battle against the ships of King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro, reprising the role) following the events of “300” and its Battle of Thermopylae. If you saw the first movie, remember that last scene where all those Greeks were assembled on the beach to fight? Well, that comes after what Themistocles did to Xerxes’ fleet.

Noam Murro, who at one time was supposed to direct “A Good Day to Die Hard”, will direct “Rise of an Empire” for a August 2nd, 2013 release date.

The film is currently in production, and will co-star Eva Green, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Callan Mulvey, Yigal Naor, Ashraf Barhom, and Andrew Pleavin.

The sequel, like the first movie, is supposedly based on a limited series comic book by Frank Miller. I wouldn’t know. Did Miller ever finish that book and was it ever released? I don’t even remember, to be perfectly honest with you, it’s been so long since we showed that piece of artwork

Xerxes Comic Book Panel by Frank Miller

Via : Heat Vision

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Better title! And no he’s still working on it. I have a feeling this and the comic will be released around the same time.

  • Juggernaut

    Why must everything “Rise” ?!?!?!?! Terminator: Rise Of The Machines, Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans, Hannibal Rising, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It doesn’t even make sense, because no empire is “rising”. In fact, an empire is “falling”, but I guess “Fall of an Empire” doesn’t sound as epic.

      • Juggernaut

        IMO “Battle Of Artemesia” was a fine title. No need to fix what isn’t broken.
        Also, there has been no talk of Snyder’s involvment AT ALL, WTF!!! I’d be a bit more interested if he was included at some capacity even as a producer or something.
        Say what you will about Snyder’s uber-technique and ultra-styleization but without that the first film would be a made for DVD movie.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          I liked both titles. But now that Nix has put it into context Battle was better.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah it does. Cause when empires fall, it’s always epic!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      LMAO!! Should it sink?

  • Genius

    To be honest, maybe they are talking about Alexanders empire when they are referring to rise. Alexander did crush the Persian empire