Zack Snyder Wants To Expand 300 Past Ancient Greece

by Russ Burlingame


Just because 300 was based (loosely) on historical events, and just becuase the franchise is tied so closely to a certain aesthetic and era, doesn't mean it's game-over for the R-rated comic book franchise if Warner Bros. decides Ancient Greece is no longer a place they want to visit.

That's according to Zack Snyder, who directed 300 and served as executive producer on 300: Rise of an Empire.

"We’ve been talking a lot about sort of different incarnations of 300. We’ve been talking about is there a way, possibly, we move out of Ancient Greece and use it as a framing device for other conflicts that happened throughout history," Snyder told Collider in a new interview. "I think I mentioned that we talked about the Revolutionary War version, and we talked about the Alamo, and we’ve talked about there’s a battle in China, a 'Lost Legion' kind of concept, any of those kinds of things are on the table."

The first 300 was a huge sleeper hit, becoming for a long time the highest-grossing R-rated comic book adaptation ever made until it was recently unseated by Deadpool. The second failed to earn its money back in the U.S., but made over $300 million overseas against a $110 million budget.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at back in 2011.