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Battle of Artemisia - The Sequel to 300
Leader of the '300': King Leonidas
300 Sequel... Battle of Artemisia
The 2007 movie version of Frank Millers graphic novel “300” has grossed almost half a billion dollars worldwide. Little wonder then that a sequel to this epic film will soon come to a theater near you.
300 was the telling of the historic Battle of Thermopylae, where a small Spartan-led army of Greeks, led by King Leonidas, held off the advance of the invading million man army of Persia under the leadership Xerxes.
Rumor is that the sequel to 300 will be based on the Battle of Marathon (490 BC), which actually took place during Persia’s first invasion of Greece (under the leadership of Persia’s King Darius, who was the father of Xerxes), 10 years before the Battle of Thermopylae. At the small town of Marathon, the Greeks, primarily consisting of troops from Athens, held off the Persian army for five days, and then attacked at destroyed their opponents despite being vastly outnumbered.
The exact release date to the 300 sequel (perhaps better termed prequel) has not been determined yet, but it is supposed to be sometime in 2011. While the exact plot and storyline is a secret, no doubt that it will be full of the action and gore that made 300 such a blockbuster.