The Zack Snyder produced sequel to the Zack Snyder directed hit 300 has finally got a poster, and it’s a bit underwhelming, but I’m still kinda excited about the film? 300: Rise of an Empire is not so much a sequel as it is a historical account, at least by Hollywood standards, of what happened after the Battle of Thermaplyae (300).  No word yet on a trailer, but if Zack has his way I think we can expect to see one before the Man of Steel movie, if not earlier.

After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

The film stars Lena Headey, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton, Andrew Tiernan and Callan Mulvey. Directed by Noam Murro. Written by Kurt Johnstad and Zack Snyder based on the fictional work of Frank Miller. Produced by Thomas Tull, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Stephen Jones, Jon Jashni, Craig J. Flores and Marty P. Ewing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios. The film is set for U.S. release on August 2nd.

300 rise of an empire first poster