’300 2′ Drops ‘Xerxes’ From Title
For those wincing at the thought of the follow-up to 300 being called ‘Xerxes,’ you’ll find some comfort in this. Producer Mark Canton says that the sequel to 300 won’t be called Xerxes and the final name is still in limbo. Whatever it’s called, it’s more important to see who will be directing 300 2. Will 300 auteur Zack Snyder come back to helm the project?
Canton talks about the wait lovers of 300 has had to endure since its release in 2006.
“It’s been worth the wait,” said Canton to MTV. “You know, that group of people [who worked on 300], we’re really a family. That’s part of what made that movie… so gratifying. Rather than doing the bad sequel we… took our time. And now I think we have something that is going to be fantastic.”
300 grossed $457 million worldwide and starred Gerard Butler, Lena Headey and Michael Fassbender. After the commercial success the film experienced, a sequel was commissioned soon after.
In late March, Snyder said a script for the sequel is complete.
“[Writer Kurt Johnstadt] and I have finished the script,” said Snyder. “We have a script and… it would be cool to make it.”
No word on when the untitled 300 2 will make its way into theaters.