Earlier this year 300 and Watchmen director Zack Synder said that Frank Miller was busy writing and drawing the graphic novel that the sequel to 300 will be based on, and that it would take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea (the big battle we got a taste of at the end of 300). Unless things have changed this means Gerard Butler won’t be returning as King Leonidas, as he was getting impaled by quite a few spears the last time we saw him. However, Butler recently told MTV that he would be up for returning, if they need him.
“I had an incredible time doing the first one, and I think that if the first one was a stand-alone, as a one-off, there’s no bad thing in that,” explained Gerard Butler when we caught up with him recently, saying he’d be willing to bring his character back to life—even if it meant re-animating arguably the most dead person in movie history (remember all those spears?). “But, you know, let’s see what it might bring forward with a second one.”
Butler also dropped a small nugget of info about possibly appearing in Sin City 3:
“I could see myself working with Frank again,” explained the “Law Abiding Citizen” star. “But, I don’t know. Graphic novels are things that I wouldn’t do a lot of, so I would have to really choose carefully before I did.”
“At one point, he talked to me about one of the ‘Sin City’ [movies],” explained the actor, possibly revealing some casting details for whenever Miller and Robert Rodriguez get around to filming their supposed sequels to the gritty 2005 graphic novel-turned-blockbuster. “And we discussed that.” Although Butler didn’t reveal his character’s name, he reported that Miller wanted him not for this next film, but likely for the one after that.
“There’s a kind of cool character I think in the third one,” Butler revealed, “But it was all very kind of soft talk.”
Gerard Butler appearing in Sin City 3 would be quite cool, although they need to make the second movie first. The latest we’ve heard is that it could start filming next year, however nothing is official yet.