Leonidis was a great character that I really enjoyed when he exploded on the screen in 300. Gerard Butler was a relatively unknown at the time and set the precedence for the film within a scant few moments, some impressive abdominals, and a
at a recent event Movies.com had a chance to chat up 300: Battle of Artemisia with producer Bernie Goldmann, who told us that the new film saves a little room for some old familiar faces. “It’s a different story,” he said. “[However] there’s a small part for Lena [Headey]. There’s a small part for Gerry [Butler].”
While there is a small place for King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo in the new film, clearly this still means Goldmann and co. will be on the hunt for new leads. Based on Goldmann’s perception on casting, there’s a chance we could end up with some relatively unknown actors. “When you make a period movie like that, it’s great not to know the actors,” Goldmann explained. “For me, as an audience, it always brings me into the movie more. You can’t see Tom Cruise in a historical movie. You go, ‘That’s Tom Cruise!’”
I like their plans to have small parts of the movie devoted to these characters as I’d like to explore more characters and other events in the visually stunning world that Zack Snyder created. the only caveat is that Zack Snyder isn’t directing this movie and it’ sin the hands of a completely different filmmaker. That may not be a bad thing but it doesn’t paint as clear a picture in my head as to what I may expect, nor does it set off any alerts on the ‘radar’. This one needs some more time to develop before I get excited but I’ll be sure to share any interesting news with you guys.