The '300: Rise of an Empire' Trailer Would Like To Love You In Slow Motion.
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The 300: Rise of an Empire Trailer Would Like To Love You In Slow Motion.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | June 13, 2013 | Comments ()


300: Rise of an Empire is, of course, the sequel to 300 and is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes. 300 is a movie that I enjoy and own. I like to watch it for the man candy and the fighting. Sometimes I pair it with a Rifftrax and double my pleasure and double my fun. I also double my wine intake. I suspect the sequel will hold the same place of honor in my viewing library.

The sequel, while produced and co-written by Zack Snyder, is directed by Noam Murro (Smart People). Obviously Michael Fassbender and Gerard Butler aren't back. Well, their bodies are back. Sort of.


Rodrigo Santoro does return as Xerxes, the mortal who became a god, and it is his empire that wishes to rise. Sullivan Stapleton is our new protagonist and Eva Green is a really pissed off General Artemisia that wishes to crush him and hear the lamentations of his women.

300: Rise of an Empire has been set for a March 2014 release.

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  • ClockworkORange

    The only good thing to come out of 300 by far

  • EssyRomaine

    Where was Dilios in that trailer?

  • Blake

    March 2014? Wasn't this movie supposed to come out like 5 years ago?

  • Well this looks to be just as gorgeous and stupid as 300 was, so I'm in. Always good to have hot, muscly men wearing nothing but leather diapers and capes.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    300? Ahahahahahahah!


  • NateMan

    Works fer me!

  • John W

    I don't need to watch the trailer. Lena Headey and Eva Green are in it. Who do I give my money to?

  • -sal

    shouldn't this be titled "400"? Didn't anybody learn from the Ocean's franchise

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Or maybe "302 - Persian Boogaloo"?

  • L.O.V.E.

    Can someone make a movie where Eva Green, Alison Brie and Rose Byrne play sisters?

    That is all.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Hee hee. Eva Green looks rather like KStew when firing that arrow.

    I like that Green keeps doing parts in these outsider movies - no romcoms for Eva - but I wonder if she bothered to work out at all for this? Woman has zero muscle tone. Maybe she'll just get her muscles airbrushed on.

  • indarchandra

    What does it say about my grumpy mood that I got bored halfway through and gave up on this trailer?

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    I can't get past the header picture of Eva Green long enough to watch the trailer. I will never not have a crush on her.

  • Can she be in everything?

  • Wild Rumpus

    I'm about as gay as a rhinestone picnic basket and I still think Eva Green just radiates sex.

  • Maguita NYC

    I'm a gay man reborn in a straight woman's body, and no matter how gorgeous she looks, I find Eva Green a tad boring. She's the female version of Alex Pettyfer. Hot to look at, but meh chemistry with fellow actors; To say nothing of the surprising shit uttered during interviews.

  • TK

    I think she's stunning, but I also think she tries too hard. Like someone hit the "smolder" switch and then she got stuck there, and now it's getting boring.

  • Maguita NYC

    The Femme Fatale bit got old quickly. Especially when she doesn't seem to have the fire to maintain it. Unlike say, Monica Bellucci, who has IT in spades as well as being a wonderful actress.

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  • Genevieve Burgess

    There's a very unfortunate moment in the trailer when the lead actor is a dead ringer for Simon Pegg. Like, as he's taking his helmet off.

    I'm ok with it. I'm happy there's at least one franchise out there where the men are wearing "armor" that's as skimpy and ineffective as the "armor" designed for women warriors in almost every fictional portrayal of women warriors.

  • Xtacle Steve

    The best part about 300, like any other piece of well done homoeroticism is it's target audience of Affliction bros don't have the awareness to realize what they're enjoying is significantly gayer than any of things they dislike for that reason.

  • Maguita NYC

    Dude, with all due respect, just an FYI... A period is not something that only happens at the beginning of a woman's menstrual cycle. That shit also happens between sentences.

  • ceebee_eebee

    They had me at Eva Green and Lena Headey doing ultra violence in slo-mo. I am a woman of simple tastes.

  • Your tastes may be 'simple' in your definition, but that only makes them awesome.

  • ViciousTrollop

    The lead actor is so bland. Like I can't even remember the dude's name that I was going to compare him to bland. Oh yeah, Sam Worthington.

  • Maguita NYC

    This does not look as good as the original. Not only 300 had more beautiful bodies, but one must also admit that Butler owned Sparta's ass as its fearless ab-packed leader. While I see no leader of note in this preview.

    However, in this era of openly renewed interest in homo-erotica, could Zack Snyder please produce next the war between The Sacred Band of Thebes and Philip of Macedon from 338 BC? I already have my (very strong) suggestions on some of SBT lovers/warriors.

    You can suggest your own hot-men combinations as well: The Sacred Band of Thebes was made of 150 pairs of male lovers, such fearless warriors, that Philip erected* a statue in their honor.

  • I LOVE the story of Philip and the Sacred Band. Whenever anyone decries the idea of homosexuals in the military, I point to that. Though Philip eventually killed them all, he honored them for being worthy foes that put up one hell of a fight. And I agree, after the gorgeously art-directed skin-show that was 300, the Sacred Band of Thebes is the perfect follow-up.

  • Maguita NYC

    Absolutely. Also, Rise of an Empire looks very dull compared to the original 300 by Snyder. If he ever decides to do TSBT, he should take the time and apply the same original artistry and story tapestry, for their legend stirs the senses.

  • Wembley

    Hehe. Heh. Hehe. Heh. Heh. Hehe. Dude! You said erected...

    And thus my annual homage to Beavis & Butthead is concluded.

  • Maguita NYC

    It was purposely done ;)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    that is a little story from Greek history of which I was unaware. cool beans. Seems more right for a Logo series though a la (your fave) Spartacus.

  • Maguita NYC

    You mean we could turn this into a mini-series and... Watch all the awesome gay sex between hot men once a week???

    UNIVERSE NEEDS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. HBO are you frigging listening?

  • babybiceps

    I like 300 as well. And Ms Heady, Ms Green and that guy from Strike Back.
    And I too say "No"
    Play God of War Ascension instead

  • Fredo

    I like 300 and I say "No".

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