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10.07.2009

I can safely say without a big "spoiler alert" tag, that a sequel to 300 would seem to be more or less out of the question. Very loosely based on the very real battle of 300 Spartans holding off an entire Persian army, the film ends with 299 dead Spartans, and one missing an eye who goes home to tell the tale.

But due to the massive success of the film, Frank Miller has been writing away, trying to create more source material for another trip to the always-thunderstorming world of 300. MTV recently sat down with Gerard Butler who said that he’d be up for another one, if it existed.

“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.”

I’m all for another 300 film (you might guess my love for the original by my Strikes Back avatar) and there’s one of two ways I can see it going. Either A) It’s a prequel, where Leonidas and his crew fight some other historical battle in slow motion or B) The gods resurrect all the Spartans to fight some other newly invented battle that may or may not have ever taken place. I mean, who cares if it doesn’t make sense? We weren’t watching 300 to pass our History of Greece 402 midterm. Just find away to make them fight and yell again, and I promise you, we’ll come watch.

Extra Tidbit: Did you know that a proposed sequel to Gladiator was drafted, where the gods sent Maximus back down to earth? True story.
Source: MTV

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1:13PM on 10/08/2009

300 2: Thermopalye - Zombie Apocalypse?

"even if it meant re-animating arguably the most dead person in movie history"

Yeah, I don't see HOW a sequel is possible because; (a) Leonidas is dead and I don't see a sequel suceeding without Butler, (b) the very name "300" no longer applies since it referred to the Battle of Thermolpyae, c) given that the battle was already shown, what are they going to focus on ? the anti-climatic mop up missions? Yeah, I figure if they do anything, they'll go for a prequel, which will suck
"even if it meant re-animating arguably the most dead person in movie history"

Yeah, I don't see HOW a sequel is possible because; (a) Leonidas is dead and I don't see a sequel suceeding without Butler, (b) the very name "300" no longer applies since it referred to the Battle of Thermolpyae, c) given that the battle was already shown, what are they going to focus on ? the anti-climatic mop up missions? Yeah, I figure if they do anything, they'll go for a prequel, which will suck
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10:11AM on 10/08/2009
I'll say the same thing I said about a Batman sequel. The last one was perfect. It doesn't need closure. Leave it the fuck alone.
I'll say the same thing I said about a Batman sequel. The last one was perfect. It doesn't need closure. Leave it the fuck alone.
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8:23AM on 10/08/2009
I'd rather 300 simply be left alone, but if we have to get a sequel it could simply start wherre the first one left off. Imagine a battle with 10,000 Spartans!
I'd rather 300 simply be left alone, but if we have to get a sequel it could simply start wherre the first one left off. Imagine a battle with 10,000 Spartans!
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11:14PM on 10/07/2009
Ah Hollywood, it is decisions like these that keep me warm inside knowing the future of cinema entertainment is in good hands. Oh look, they're making Wolvie 2.
Ah Hollywood, it is decisions like these that keep me warm inside knowing the future of cinema entertainment is in good hands. Oh look, they're making Wolvie 2.
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10:59PM on 10/07/2009
I say continue on where it left off since the events of 300 were only the start of many wars with the persians. Basicly they can have butler play a resurrected ghost that is advising his family from beyond the grave.

Or they can look at the events before the prequal and show how leonidas built a reputation as a powerful warrior and leader.
I say continue on where it left off since the events of 300 were only the start of many wars with the persians. Basicly they can have butler play a resurrected ghost that is advising his family from beyond the grave.

Or they can look at the events before the prequal and show how leonidas built a reputation as a powerful warrior and leader.
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10:50PM on 10/07/2009
Love "300" but really? How would this work?
Love "300" but really? How would this work?
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8:13PM on 10/07/2009

Puh.

300 was awesome until thousands upon thousands of parodies and spoofs rose from it to a point where you hated the movie. And is anyone else feel like Gerard Butler is wearing out his welcome?
300 was awesome until thousands upon thousands of parodies and spoofs rose from it to a point where you hated the movie. And is anyone else feel like Gerard Butler is wearing out his welcome?
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7:03PM on 10/07/2009

Awesome!

This is all i need now. Yet another reason to hate 300! Sucks.
This is all i need now. Yet another reason to hate 300! Sucks.
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5:12PM on 10/07/2009
I have a hard time believing that Frank Miller would want to be any part of this mega pile of shit. The first 300 was great, leave it alone.
I have a hard time believing that Frank Miller would want to be any part of this mega pile of shit. The first 300 was great, leave it alone.
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3:48PM on 10/07/2009

Gladiator

That script was fake....
That script was fake....
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3:26PM on 10/07/2009
Or C) Watch the battle that ended 300. But honestly none of those ideas sound very plausible for a non-corny/unnecessary sequel.

300 can stand alone.
Or C) Watch the battle that ended 300. But honestly none of those ideas sound very plausible for a non-corny/unnecessary sequel.

300 can stand alone.
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2:56PM on 10/07/2009

seriously

...if they want to bring a spartan back from the dead, just make a damn God of War movie.
...if they want to bring a spartan back from the dead, just make a damn God of War movie.
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2:50PM on 10/07/2009

Unnecessary.

I enjoyed 300, but i feel that there is absolutely no more story to tell. Going deeper into it would just seem wrong.
I enjoyed 300, but i feel that there is absolutely no more story to tell. Going deeper into it would just seem wrong.
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2:35PM on 10/07/2009
This may have excited me a lot more a few years ago before Gerard Butler gave me enough time to hate him. The only way I'd be interested in this is if they got Snyder back.
This may have excited me a lot more a few years ago before Gerard Butler gave me enough time to hate him. The only way I'd be interested in this is if they got Snyder back.
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2:01PM on 10/07/2009
another shitburger to throw away in the ever-expanding stupid-sequels from-hollywood that's lost all creativity trashcan. Just, just.....stop.
another shitburger to throw away in the ever-expanding stupid-sequels from-hollywood that's lost all creativity trashcan. Just, just.....stop.
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1:51PM on 10/07/2009

Tonight, we dine in hell

Since this would have to top the first one in craziness, i say make them all go to heaven and fight against the armies of hell. It's pretty much how it felt the first time around anyway.
Since this would have to top the first one in craziness, i say make them all go to heaven and fight against the armies of hell. It's pretty much how it felt the first time around anyway.
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1:38PM on 10/07/2009

Why exactly is this called 301?

After losing the first battle, maybe they thought 1 more Spartan would have made the difference?
After losing the first battle, maybe they thought 1 more Spartan would have made the difference?
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1:30PM on 10/07/2009

Gerard Butler...

...is the man. Let's just hope this actually happens, unlike the so-called Sin City sequel I've been hearing about for the last 3 years...
...is the man. Let's just hope this actually happens, unlike the so-called Sin City sequel I've been hearing about for the last 3 years...
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1:24PM on 10/07/2009

TIME TO BUFF UP!!

Ah yes, we need more gay jokes!LOL! Seriously, 301?? Will be it Leonidas' teen years..... Then again spartan high-school does sound kinda awesome or Leonidas: The Frat Years!!

Anyway we'll see...
Ah yes, we need more gay jokes!LOL! Seriously, 301?? Will be it Leonidas' teen years..... Then again spartan high-school does sound kinda awesome or Leonidas: The Frat Years!!

Anyway we'll see...
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1:17PM on 10/07/2009

PREQUEL!

I'm all in for a prequel. Another two hours of spears, swords, and war-crazy Spartans running around and literally destroying other people. Prequel, hell yes! Sequel...*gulp*...and we're in for a shitfest.
I'm all in for a prequel. Another two hours of spears, swords, and war-crazy Spartans running around and literally destroying other people. Prequel, hell yes! Sequel...*gulp*...and we're in for a shitfest.
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1:12PM on 10/07/2009

easy

just make it a pseduo sequel with them chasing down emperor X after Leonidas died, so show the king in flashback battles where they all learned from him and then applying those fights into the present of chasing X
just make it a pseduo sequel with them chasing down emperor X after Leonidas died, so show the king in flashback battles where they all learned from him and then applying those fights into the present of chasing X
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