Hot on the heels of yesterday’s 300: Rise of an Empire trailer, Warner Bros. has released a sensational new banner. The poster features Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes, overlooking his massive army who is ready to do battle and ensure that “Athens burns.”
The film picks up moments after 300 ended, with “the 300” killed in the defense of their beloved Athens. Lena Headey is compelled to seek revenge by her inner circle, and thus begins our war story. What’s interesting is that this film’s battle scenes will largely take place at sea, allowing director Noam Murro a whole new canvas on which to craft fight sequences that feel out of this world, much as 300 director Zack Snyder did with the original.
Look for 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters March 7.