The L.A Times recently got the chance to get an update on the follow-up to 300 from Frank Miller. It doesn’t seem to have moved much further from when we heard Miller was working on the graphic novel back in June, however we now have a title and we now know which battle the film will showcase.
Miller is preparing a follow-up now titled “Xerxes,” which begins about 10 years before the events of “300,” and Snyder has expressed interest in it as a film property as well. “It’s the battle of Marathon through my lens,” Miller said Wednesday. “I’ve finished the plot and I’m getting started on the artwork.”
Miller said he is not surprised Greece is resurgent in Hollywood. “Every generation returns to ancient Greece because, well, the stories are so damn good,” said the artist, who also directed last year’s “The Spirit.” Miller said that during his research trips to Greece he realized that the myth and history overlap begins to blur, which adds to the storytelling allure. “The fact and the myth are inseparable and, believe me, when you go sailing for a while in the Aegean Sea, you start believing in Poseidon.”
As it takes place 10 years before 300 there is a chance Gerard Bulter could return, which would be cool. The film can’t get the green-light until Miller finishes the graphic novel, so he better get a move on!