If you were a fan of 300 and its gruesome, bloody, and ab-glorifying features, get ready, because 300: Rise of an Empire, a sequel to 300, is getting set to release in theaters beginning August 2, 2013!
The movie is centered around the Athenian general, Themistokles (played by Sullivan Stapleton of Gangster Squad fame), who will lead the Arthenian armies into battle following the death and sacrifice of King Leonidas of Sparta. Themistokles will be slightly different from the brutish King Leonidas, however; instead of thirsting for war in the form of violence, Themistokles will be more tactical and logical.
Xerxes (played by Rodrigo Santoro) is set to return, now with a new general, Artemesia (played by Eva Green). Not much else is known about the plot, but you can be sure that it’ll still carry the same brutal, epic vibe that began with the first 300!