Director Zack Snyder Reveals the Synopsis of the 300 Follow-Up, Xerxes
09.04.10 by BJSprecher
Even though director Zack Snyder has said repeatedly that he is patiently waiting for creator Frank Miller to finish writing and drawing Xerxes, his follow-up to the 300 comic books that Snyder used as inspiration for the movie of the same name, that doesn't mean that the Xerxes movie adaptation is not on his mind. In fact, Snyder offered up a synopsis of Xerxes, revealing it won't be a sequel or a prequel. Rather, it will take place concurrently with the events in 300. Unfortunately, even though this means that everyone's favorite Spartan king, Leonidas (played by Gerard Butler), could technically appear in the movie, the focus will instead be on another Greek hero doing battle with the tyrant king of Persia.
This movie follows Themistocles and the Battle of Artemisium, which coincidentally happens on the exact same three days as the Battle of Thermopylae. This one starts off with a quick retelling of the why of the Persian wars. It starts off at the Battle of Marathon and then it goes back to Themistocles finding out that Persians are invading again. And off we go over to learn a little bit about why Xerxes is the way he is.
There's no word on whether Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, who played the Persian king in 300, will be asked to reprise the role in Xerxes.