40-Plus Battlin’ New Images from 300: Rise of an Empire

Sullivan Stapleton in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Movie Image

Check out a new batch of images from director Noam Murro’s “300: Rise of an Empire,” the sequel to the Zack Snyder film about buff dudes with swords doing awesome stuff like stabbing and decapitating each other, cause what else are buff dudes with swords gonna do with their time, amirite? Check out 40-plus new images from the movie, opening next month.

This thing looks so much like the first flick, I wouldn’t be surprised if most moviegoers have no idea Snyder didn’t also direct the film. Keeping the visuals almost identical was a brilliant move on the studio’s part, right down to all the unnecessary (but cool!) slow-motion shots. Let the war pigs fly!

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, and Rodrigo Santoro.

Battlin’ this March 7, 2014