Frank Miller talks Xerxes, the 300 prequel

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Although this isn’t technically “movie” news, I had to post something about Frank Miller and Dark Horse comics releasing the first image of Xerxes, which is the long planned prequel to 300.  Right now, it’s just a comic and Frank Miller is currently working on the series, but there have been many rumors along the way that Zack Snyder is planning a prequel or a sequel to the film 300.  So this could be a possibility.  Speaking to the LA Times, Miller had this to say about the story:

“The time frame begins 10 years before 300 and the story starts with the Battle of Marathon, which was killer to draw, by the way, even if it was a lot of work. The lead character is Themistocles, who became warlord of Greece and built their navy. The story is very different than 300 in that it involves Xerxes’ search for godhood. The existence of gods are presupposed in this story and the idea is that he’s well on his way to godhood by the end of the story.”

He goes on to say that the series will end on the same day as the events of 300, which should make a nice transition if they ever turn it into a film.  The only negative I see is that there doesn’t seem to be any heroes, just a villain rising to power.  Although cool to watch, I’m not sure how general audiences will react to that.


Source: LA Times

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