‘300: Battle of Artemisia’ Becomes ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Noam Murro directs Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, and Jamie Blackley in this follow-up to Zack Sndyer’s 2007 blockbuster ‘300’.

300: Battle of Artemisia changed to 300: Rise of an Empire
300: Battle of Artemisia changed to 300: Rise of an Empire
Warner Bros. announced today that the 300 prequel 300: Battle of Artemisia has been re-titled 300: Rise of an Empire.

Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom, Strike Back) stars as Themistocles, who leads a group of Spartan warriors to take on the mighty Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Eva Green plays Artemisia, the goddess who persuades Xerxes to do battle with these Greek soldiers. Jamie Blackley also stars.

Noam Murro is directing from a script by 300 writers Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder, with production already under way.

This is not the first time this project has underwent a title change. First known as Xerxes, we reported last June that the title was changed to 300: Battle of Artemisia. We'll have to wait and see how long this current title will stick around for.

300: Rise of an Empire was released March 7th, 2014 and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell. The film is directed by Noam Murro.

Sources: Warner Bros.
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  1. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus you get the idea :P

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 But, sir, they don't used celluloid :/

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. ejk1

    I'm waiting for them to call this "300: Waste of Celluloid."

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag


    @jasdjqs haha I doubt I will even watch it there...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. jasdjqs

    @mcleve02 well this one may watch on cable. maybe

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @jasdjqs haha you mean you don't want to watch a pointless sequel! haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. jasdjqs

    @mcleve02 Yep.

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @jasdjqs haha short but sweet huh!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. jasdjqs


    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @the-movieghost haha I will have to consult @comicbookfan for approval! ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  11. darkdream

    why make a sequel to such a sh*tty movie to begin with

    3 years agoby @darkdreamFlag

  12. Bane5000

    Why couldnt they just go with 300: The Rise of Xerxes?

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. the MovieGhost

    @mcleve02 If you're Hulk and @dan1 is Superman, can I be Deadpool? :D

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    It's so... vague.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. Nicholaus XX

    @corey -- I'm baffled - it all happened so fast. Yeah, probably.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag


    @rudy People are dumb and probably didn't know what it was and so they put it into easier terms for the trolls of this world...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  17. Rudy

    What's wrong with Artemisia?? Are they afraid people wont be able to pronounce the word? Just like when Scorcese decided to rename Hugo Cabret to just Hugo.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag


    @corey haha!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  19. Corey W.

    Wow. I'm bi-polar.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  20. Corey W.

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I don't even remember what this was about. I'll go ahead and say sorry and end it. I'm sure we'll run into another tidbit soon though lol :P

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  21. Nicholaus XX

    @corey -- I don't sound like a smart-ass, there. But, yes, I was questioning you, in that post. Why are you taking offense to something so insignificant? Fighting? I wouldn't say that, considering you're the only one throwing out the punches. I don't, actually. I'll let others be the judge of that - I'm not that arrogant. Does it really matter? Longevity doesn't imply superiority.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  22. Corey W.

    @dan1 lol Dan. Or we could just say "God's Gift to MW". I'm sure you understand. :P

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag


    @dan1 If you're Superman, didn't I beat you in that animated movie once and Batman had to save you...
    "Oh silly me, I forgot about the acid!" ;)

    Well I guess technically I am the Hulk and you're Superman... remember!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  24. Dan

    MW's Finest? Well, I did go by Supes for the longest time. So it fits.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. Corey W.

    I don't even want to answer that question @bawnian-dexeus

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Aren't a few of us to a certain degree MW's finest?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Corey W.

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx "When did I say it was going to be good? You do know what guilty pleasure means, right?"---That is YOU questioning ME sounding like a SMART-ASS! Do you not remember? And I'm not having a bad day. I get entertainment out of fighting with people like you on here, who think they are MW's finest. How long have you been here again compared to some of the rest of us?

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  28. Nicholaus XX

    @corey --- "It can't be that bad. It looks like a guilty pleasure, to me." -- I mentioned two other people, and I wasn't questioning anyone. That wasn't my intention, so I'll take that as an assumption. Having a bad day?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  29. Corey W.

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx You questioned me to sound like a smart-ass though. Like always..

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

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