Featurette on the Villains of 300: Rise of an Empire

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Warner Bros. Pictures have unveiled a brand new featurette for 300: Rise of an Empire. This featurette focuses on the sequel’s villains, giving us a better a look at Eva Green’s malicious Artemisia. Also of interest, we get to see a bit more of how Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the villain from the first film, became such a powerful God-king in the first place. Admittedly, we weren’t terribly excited at the news that 300 was getting a sequel, but every bit of marketing continues to pique our interest. Hopefully, this will be a blood-soaked action-packed ride, in the vein of the first film.

Also starring Sullivan Stapleton, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.

Official synopsis:

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 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, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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ETA: AUS – 6 March, 2014. USA – 7 March, 2014.