A new trailer for Noam Murro’s Spartan sequel 300: Rise of an Empire has dropped today. The latest cut features quite a bit of footage from the Greek hero Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) along with the odd decision to remix Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” in the midst of all the bloody battles. At this point, I feel like audiences are already decided on whether or not they’ll be checking out the film, so I don’t know what else the marketing team can do to sell it.
Also starring Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O’Connell and David Wenham, 300: Rise of an Empire opens March 7th. Hit the jump to check out the final trailer and two new posters.
Watch the final trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire below, followed by two new posters:
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.
Warner Bros. Picture presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, “300: Rise of an Empire.” The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemesia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (“Clash of the Titans”) stars as Aeskylos; and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.