Thank the goddess Juno and her blessed reproductive organs for this 300 news from IESB.net. Frank Miller is going to be writing and drawing a sequel to 300 that takes place between the one year gap of the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea,
the battle that narrator Dilios is at while re-telling the story of King Leonidas and the mighty Spartans to a new group of warriors at the end of 300.
As Dilios says, there’s a whole year between Thermopylae and where he currently stands, in his final monologue he states,
“And so my king died, and my brothers died, barely a year ago. Long I pondered my king’s cryptic talk of victory. Time has proven him wise, for from free Greek to free Greek, the word was spread that bold Leonidas and his three hundred, so far from home, laid down their lives. Not just for Sparta, but for all Greece and the promise this country holds. Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes’s hordes face obliteration! Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers… knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of three hundred. Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 Spartans commanding thirty thousand free Greeks! HA-OOH!”
Director Zack Snyder is going to stay out of Miller’s creative process. Only after the follow-up to 300’s graphic novel is complete will Synder begin work on the sequel’s script. So there you have it. What do you think of the 300 sequel news?