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300 sequel update

07.23.2009

300 The Risky Biz Blog recently gave an update on the 300 sequel that's currently in development at Warner Bros.

It seems original 300 graphic novel creator Frank Miller recently completed the first draft of a follow-up graphic novel but it's unclear at this point whether it's a straight-up sequel or a prequel. A prequel has been rumored for a while but apparently both a prequel or a sequel present problems, especially in finding the same beefcake stylized actiony tone that made the first such a hit.

While the film is still a priority at the studio and original 300 director Zack Snyder has expressed interest in returning to direct the follow-up, the wheels are turning at very slow rate at this point. If and when it does come together, it probably won't be any time soon.

Read more about it over at Risky Biz HERE.

Extra Tidbit: What do you guys think is better? Sequel or prequel?
Source: Risky Biz Blog

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10:44PM on 07/24/2009

Prequel

One of the main selling points of 300 was Butler's character. I would like to see him return or see how he became king.
One of the main selling points of 300 was Butler's character. I would like to see him return or see how he became king.
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3:20PM on 07/24/2009
Let's do it from the perspective of the Persians......same amount of carnage and slaughter, plus they can reuse the same footage, I mean after all Hollywood's all about recycling these days with remakes, reimaginings and ridiculous sequels....so why not?
Let's do it from the perspective of the Persians......same amount of carnage and slaughter, plus they can reuse the same footage, I mean after all Hollywood's all about recycling these days with remakes, reimaginings and ridiculous sequels....so why not?
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12:46PM on 07/24/2009

Neither

Can we just let some things stand on their own and not have to expand it out- Do something new. 300 was OK, but it's fine as is- let it lie.
Can we just let some things stand on their own and not have to expand it out- Do something new. 300 was OK, but it's fine as is- let it lie.
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7:31AM on 07/24/2009

please dont

300 was a major disappointment for me, the trailer sold me something that the actual movie did not deliver. so im thinking, neither, just let it lay there in oblivion...

having said that, and if you guys want a more impartial answer, here it is, i think that both a prequel and a sequel present major script problems, mostly because 300 work because of the 300 lead by leonidas, but since theyre all gone, what can they do?
300 was a major disappointment for me, the trailer sold me something that the actual movie did not deliver. so im thinking, neither, just let it lay there in oblivion...

having said that, and if you guys want a more impartial answer, here it is, i think that both a prequel and a sequel present major script problems, mostly because 300 work because of the 300 lead by leonidas, but since theyre all gone, what can they do?
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1:22AM on 07/24/2009

I'D GO FOR...

...a prequel. I know there's a huge war after the events of 300 and whatnot but lets be brutally honest here; 300 worked because of Leonidas. What's going to happen now that he's dead? A new badass Greek suddenly appears out of nowhere to dish out punishment? Where was he before when the 300 were holding their base?

What I'm saying is, it just makes more sense to have a prequel with Leonidas again and maybe show us how he won his previous wars. Don't even start with the historically accurate
...a prequel. I know there's a huge war after the events of 300 and whatnot but lets be brutally honest here; 300 worked because of Leonidas. What's going to happen now that he's dead? A new badass Greek suddenly appears out of nowhere to dish out punishment? Where was he before when the 300 were holding their base?

What I'm saying is, it just makes more sense to have a prequel with Leonidas again and maybe show us how he won his previous wars. Don't even start with the historically accurate thing, please, these guys fought a 8foot tall monster of some sort. If history was to be sodomized, 300 did it already so enough with the chronological mumbo jumbo.

IF Snyder can keep the 300 vibe going, I'm all in for another gorefest. If not...I'm afraid this thing is very, very uncalled for.
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10:10PM on 07/23/2009

Here's an idea.........

They should just go ahead and remake 300 all over again. It's been out two or three years anyway, and you know they have to remake it sooner or later. Just go ahead and get it over with. Original ideas died long ago in hollywood.
They should just go ahead and remake 300 all over again. It's been out two or three years anyway, and you know they have to remake it sooner or later. Just go ahead and get it over with. Original ideas died long ago in hollywood.
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9:38PM on 07/23/2009
If they have to do one or the other, I think they should go with a sequel. The end of 300 is the start of a huge war, as Ocelot_Snake mentioned. 300 Spartans lasted days against a million Persians. Imagine 10,000 Spartans!
If they have to do one or the other, I think they should go with a sequel. The end of 300 is the start of a huge war, as Ocelot_Snake mentioned. 300 Spartans lasted days against a million Persians. Imagine 10,000 Spartans!
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5:53PM on 07/23/2009
i think they should do another story from sparta or another movie about the war, it was truly a massive war and the entire story should be told
i think they should do another story from sparta or another movie about the war, it was truly a massive war and the entire story should be told
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5:42PM on 07/23/2009

Sheeeeeeit

If they have to make another one, I would say sequel.
If they have to make another one, I would say sequel.
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5:19PM on 07/23/2009

Neither

300 blew.
300 blew.
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5:04PM on 07/23/2009
Could work, but only if they have the guys wear less clothes.
Could work, but only if they have the guys wear less clothes.
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4:47PM on 07/23/2009

How about...

They do a "reimagining" of 300 since there obviously not enough stories in Greek History to move on from this one.
They do a "reimagining" of 300 since there obviously not enough stories in Greek History to move on from this one.
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4:03PM on 07/23/2009

Um...

How about they just tackle a completely different story set in Greece? I mean, 300 is based on true history and folklore. Can't they just pick a different story and give it the same feel. Just a thought.
How about they just tackle a completely different story set in Greece? I mean, 300 is based on true history and folklore. Can't they just pick a different story and give it the same feel. Just a thought.
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3:35PM on 07/23/2009

W..T..F?

Are they serious? First of all what would you call the movie if it was a prequel? 299? 300 - Less?

What if it was a sequel, Another 300? 300 more? 301?

My point is 300 was ok as it was even though it was cheesy and 1-Dimensional. Prequel - Do we really need to see Leniodas growing up? Weren't the flashbacks enough? Sequel - The spartans come back with an army more than 300 and the title loses its meaning.
Are they serious? First of all what would you call the movie if it was a prequel? 299? 300 - Less?

What if it was a sequel, Another 300? 300 more? 301?

My point is 300 was ok as it was even though it was cheesy and 1-Dimensional. Prequel - Do we really need to see Leniodas growing up? Weren't the flashbacks enough? Sequel - The spartans come back with an army more than 300 and the title loses its meaning.
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3:05PM on 07/23/2009
neither-quel
neither-quel
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3:05PM on 07/23/2009
hopefully this will die off like the Gladiator prequel that was threatening a bunch of years back.
hopefully this will die off like the Gladiator prequel that was threatening a bunch of years back.
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2:51PM on 07/23/2009

digital821 ...

... I agree 100%.
... I agree 100%.
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2:46PM on 07/23/2009
I thought it was going to be another historic battle shot in the same way as 300, not a sequel or prequel. And also the comic art would be like the first graphic novel.
I thought it was going to be another historic battle shot in the same way as 300, not a sequel or prequel. And also the comic art would be like the first graphic novel.
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2:43PM on 07/23/2009
NEITHER
NEITHER
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2:28PM on 07/23/2009

Niether

crissakes, hollywood! Give it a rest. 300 was fine as is. Now Miller is turning into the proverbial sell out too? Make the Sin City sequels already!
crissakes, hollywood! Give it a rest. 300 was fine as is. Now Miller is turning into the proverbial sell out too? Make the Sin City sequels already!
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2:04PM on 07/23/2009
Leave 300 as it is...do not tarnish it by adding anymore movies! THIS WILL NOT END WELL!
Leave 300 as it is...do not tarnish it by adding anymore movies! THIS WILL NOT END WELL!
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1:48PM on 07/23/2009
NEITHER PLZZZZ
NEITHER PLZZZZ
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1:36PM on 07/23/2009

UNNECESSARY!!!!

This is so ridiculous that whoever is developing the story should be beaten. Why do people think that prequels are a good idea? We already know what's going to happen. It's anticlimactic and pointless. While I would not pay money to see a prequel, a sequel is even more absurd. What are they going to do, make a gritty Peloponnese War epic with ogres and trolls conspiring against the Spartans with the Athenians? Stupid, Stupid, and more Stupid.
This is so ridiculous that whoever is developing the story should be beaten. Why do people think that prequels are a good idea? We already know what's going to happen. It's anticlimactic and pointless. While I would not pay money to see a prequel, a sequel is even more absurd. What are they going to do, make a gritty Peloponnese War epic with ogres and trolls conspiring against the Spartans with the Athenians? Stupid, Stupid, and more Stupid.
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1:27PM on 07/23/2009
I see neither. you just cannot touch the first. This will get lost in the sauce like Starship Troopers two.
I see neither. you just cannot touch the first. This will get lost in the sauce like Starship Troopers two.
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1:27PM on 07/23/2009

300 first blood part 2 another 300

sadly...miller ain't what he used to be. not enthusiastic about this but should be interesting at the very least to se what comes up...
sadly...miller ain't what he used to be. not enthusiastic about this but should be interesting at the very least to se what comes up...
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12:01PM on 07/23/2009
It could go either way with a prequel featuring Xerxes father, Darius the Great or a sequel with the 10,000 Spartans going to war with Xerxes. I'd prefer a sequel called "10,000".
It could go either way with a prequel featuring Xerxes father, Darius the Great or a sequel with the 10,000 Spartans going to war with Xerxes. I'd prefer a sequel called "10,000".
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11:53AM on 07/23/2009
I would def like to see the battle of plataea at the ending of the 1st movie. That would make a great opening scene like gladiator
I would def like to see the battle of plataea at the ending of the 1st movie. That would make a great opening scene like gladiator
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12:41PM on 07/23/2009

SUUCKS!!!

The first one sucked and so will this one
The first one sucked and so will this one
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12:39PM on 07/23/2009

if it ain't broke

DON'T F**KIN' FIX IT FOR CHRISTMAS SAKE! What about a Noquel?
DON'T F**KIN' FIX IT FOR CHRISTMAS SAKE! What about a Noquel?
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12:36PM on 07/23/2009

stupid

unneeded is right. there is no point to make either. the first one was cool as shit. just leave it alone and come up with something original
unneeded is right. there is no point to make either. the first one was cool as shit. just leave it alone and come up with something original
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12:34PM on 07/23/2009
Its probably going to suck. I think Miller is past his time and yeah, he's just desperately trying to make more money- The Spirit fucking sucked.
Its probably going to suck. I think Miller is past his time and yeah, he's just desperately trying to make more money- The Spirit fucking sucked.
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12:20PM on 07/23/2009

Unneeded

C'mon, give us something new, fer fuck's sake!!
C'mon, give us something new, fer fuck's sake!!
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12:19PM on 07/23/2009
For what exactly to you need a draft? The first one had no story whatsoever.. Who cares.. It was a visual masterpiece... A painting of a film... Can't wait for the second one.
For what exactly to you need a draft? The first one had no story whatsoever.. Who cares.. It was a visual masterpiece... A painting of a film... Can't wait for the second one.
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12:17PM on 07/23/2009

gotta do a combo

of both a prequel and a sequel, I dont see how you have that movie without Butler so have a movie that takes place after 300 but looks back through flashbacks all the King did for them and why they fight so hard for him, this way you can still have action seens in flashbacks with Butler, while showing the defeat of X.
of both a prequel and a sequel, I dont see how you have that movie without Butler so have a movie that takes place after 300 but looks back through flashbacks all the King did for them and why they fight so hard for him, this way you can still have action seens in flashbacks with Butler, while showing the defeat of X.
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