300: Rise of an Empire (previously titled 300: Battle of Artemisia) is an upcoming prequel to 300. Legendary Pictures has announced that Frank Miller is writing the follow-up graphic novel, and Zack Snyder was interested in directing the adaptation, but has since moved on to develop and direct the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Noam Murro has signed as the director, while Zack Snyder is set to produce. The film will be centered around the Greek leader, Themistocles, portrayed by Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton.
The film is currently scheduled to release on March 7, 2014.
The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.
- Eva Green as Artemisia
- Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles
- Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes
- Jamie Blackley as Calisto
- Callan Mulvey as Scyllias
- Andrew Pleavin as Daxos