Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Noam Murro’s long-delayed sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. The film takes place before, during, and after the events of Zack Snyder’s 300, centering on the naval battles between Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green). This trailer delivers exactly what people expect a muscular cast, slow-motion action mixed into larger set pieces and menacing monologues.
I didn’t need a 300 sequel but its coming and won’t necessarily avoid seeing it. Eva Green looks like she will steal the show as the evil, manipulative leader of the Persian navy and Lena Headey is always fun to see on-screen.
The supporting cast includes Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell and Andrew Tiernan.
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 (Sullivan Stapleton) 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 (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.