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Starz has released the 35-second teaser trailer they recently showed to fans at Comic Con over the weekend, featuring Liam McIntyre as the new Spartacus. I think he fits pretty well into the old Spartacus’, er, sandals. But I know a lot of you are invested in Andy Whitfield in the role, but you gotta cut McIntyre some slack. It’s not like Starz fired Whitfield; they guy just couldn’t do the role anymore because of his medical condition. Anyways, this is the teaser trailer; a full trailer is expected later this month.
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance”. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
“Spartacus: Vengeance” stars Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah , Dustin Clare, and Lucy Lawless, and makes its comeback January 2012.