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WATCH: New Trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire promises vengeance, bloodshed, and war

January 20th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the third official trailer 300: Rise of an Empire!

The trailer opens with Lena Headey’s queen Gorgo at what seems to be her husband Leonidas’ (300′s Gerard Butler) funeral pyre, accompanied by new hero Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton).

“Leonidas and the brave 300 are dead,” the mourning  Gorgo says. “Have I not given enough for dream of a united Greece, Themistocles? A king. A husband.”

“Avenge him,” Themistocles replies, setting the scene for the events of  300: Rise of an Empire.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel “Xerxes” and told in the 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 (Sullivan Stapleton) 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 (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.

The film is directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad.

300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters on March 7, 2014.

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