When I heard there was going to be a sequel to the 300 movie I knew it could be one of several battles that took place in the same time period as 300 it is only a matter of what battle or battles they choose to do. Zack Snyder recently talked to IESB about the next 300 Spartan film and here is what he told them:
Snyder says he's spoken with Frank Miller who will be writing and drawing the graphic novel that the second film will be based on. Upon Miller's completion of the book, then, and only then, will they delve into writing a script for the movie.
Now that is what Frank Miller should stick to doing! Graphic novels. He's good at it. None of this Spirit movie crap.
Snyder continued and said he would not have any input into the novel and wants it to be a creation of Miller's 100%.
Snyder also said it will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea, the battle that narrator Dilios is at while re-telling the story of King Leonidas and the mighty Spartans to a new group of warriors at the end of 300.
Anyone that knows their history should know that there really isn't any other place to go with a sequel of the film. It's no surprise that they are going to focus on this battle. Here is an article I wrote regarding the history of Spartas battles and where I thought the sequel would end up.
As Dilios says, there's a whole year between Thermopylae and where he currently stands, in his final monologue he states,
"And so my king died, and my brothers died, barely a year ago. Long I pondered my king's cryptic talk of victory. Time has proven him wise, for from free Greek to free Greek, the word was spread that bold Leonidas and his three hundred, so far from home, laid down their lives. Not just for Sparta, but for all Greece and the promise this country holds.
Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes's hordes face obliteration!
Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers... knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of three hundred. Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 Spartans commanding thirty thousand free Greeks! HA-OOH!"
There is a whole year of crazy and rancid battles to explore. Lets just hope they don't call this film 300 part 2 because the original 300 are dead. Snyder said he is definitely going to direct the next Spartan film. I really enjoyed 300 it was much better than I thought it was going to be. This next movie should end up being very cool.