300: Rise Of An Empire Xerxes Poster Promises Athens Will Burn

300 Rise of an Empire Xerses

Warner Bros. has just released a brand new character poster for 300: Rise of and Empire. The poster features Rodrigo Santoro, who returns in the 300 sequel as Xerxes. In the poster, an angry Xerxes promises that Athens will burn.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

The film is directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. It is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann. Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones and Jon Jashni serve as executive producers.

300: Rise Of An Empire is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on March 7, 2014.