We’ve already seen a two-and-a-half-minute trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, the much anticipated sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 stylized hit about King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his brave 300 Spartans. But if you fear a trailer giving away too much and that first trailer is a little lengthy for your taste, here’s another option.
The UK trailer for Rise of an Empire has been released, and it clocks in at only about a minute. The movie follows the Battle of Artemisium, another battle involving the Persians, led by the God-King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), that unfolds around the same time that 300‘s Battle of Thermopylae. It sees Xerxes’ commander of the Persian navy Artemisia (Eva Green) doing battle on the seas against Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), a Greek general attempting to unite all of Greece. Lena Headey also makes an appearance in the movie and in this trailer, reprising her role as Queen Gorgo.
You can check out the new UK trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire below.
The first official images from 300: Rise of an Empire, the long awaited sequel (sort of—more on that later) to Zack Snyder‘s 2006 adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel 300, have been released online.
One of the images shows some muscular gentlemen (what did you expect?) on a ship during a sea battle, and the other shows star Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad, The Hunter), who’s playing the lead character Themistokles.
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First a director, and then a new name, and now finally a star, the upcoming film 300: Battle Of Artemisia has finally gotten some momentum.
THR is reporting that Animal Kingdom star and indie darling Sullivan Stapleton has joined the cast of the 300 follow-up, and will star as Xerxes, who leads an army against the forces of Greek general Themistokles. Stapleton will next be seen in WB’s Gangster Squad.
While Warner Brothers and Legendary Picture try and figure out who will step up and be the strong male lead in their 300 prequel, titled 300: Battle of Artemisia, they’ve gone out and found who they want to play the female lead.
It’s being reported that negotiations have began with French actress Eva Green for the job, which would see her playing Artemisia, a “ruthless, gold-covered goddess” who pushes the God-king Xerxes to build his massive army.
With a star-making turn in this year’s Warrior as well as a role in The Thing, actor Joel Edgerton has seen his star rise to insane heights in 2011. And it’s only going up.
The actor is in talks to star in the upcoming film, 300: Battle Of Artemisia. Joining films like The Great Gatsby and The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Artemisia becomes just another 2012 film that Edgerton will make his indelible mark on.