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First Trailer for '300: Rise of an Empire' Has All the Sword Fights and Body Slicings You Want

By Cori Rosen, Hollywood Staff

The wait is over... Let the battle begin! The first trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, sequel to 2006's popular historical fantasy 300, has finally been released. The sounds of swords clashing, the bold visuals of bodies slicing, and slo-mo scenes of epic battling all reveal that the 300 sequel will not disappoint loyal fans of the first film.

Under the direction of Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empire documents Thermistocles the Greek General (Sullivan Stapleton) as he faces the threatening King-turned-God, Thermoplyae and his menacing Persian army. After a ghastly shot of the corpse of King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) lying on a mound of dead soldiers, the ominous trailer jumps to Game of Thrones' nefarious Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo giving the Spartans a pep talk to take vengeance against the Persian infantry.

The trailer ensures that this upcoming action-packed movie, written by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, will satisfy audiences who love gory violence and stunning scenery accompanied by an epic score. 300: Rise of an empire charges into theatres March 7th, 2014.

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