The website for 300: Rise of an Empire has gone live and with it, the release of two new images from the follow up to Zack Snyder’s sword and sandals bloodfest.

Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, 300: Rise of an Empire takes place mostly at sea, as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) faces off against the Persian armies led by Xerxes (a returning Rodrigo Santoro) and Artemisia (Eva Green).

Eva Green as Artemisia

Eva Green as Artemisia

Also featuring Hans Matheson and further returning characters played by Lena Headley and David Wenham, 300: Rise of an Empire is scripted by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad.

The Noam Murro directed 300: Rise of an Empire will see release later this year. In the mean time, check out the website here for info, images and character profiles.

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