Joel Edgerton drops 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIUM

Joel Edgerton has had bad luck at the box office with The Thing, and yet has continues to turn down roles. He recently dropped out of a possibly supporting role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and has now dropped out another big-budget film. The Playlist (via Variety) reports that Edgerton has opted out of the role of Themosticles in 300: Battle Of Artemisium.

Things are not looking too good as of now for the Noam Murro-directed action sequel. Without Edgerton, they have no leading man. There has been talk of Edgerton being in consideration for Kathryn Bigelow’s Kill Bin Laden, which has a 2012 release date. He was absent from the recent casting lists, but that does not mean he will not star. I have a feeling that the 300-sequel will not make it’s 2013 release.

Even though I loved the first film, I am not too excited about a sequel. What are your thoughts on this news?


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