300 Sequel No Longer Called Xerxes, Almost Definitely Won't Be Directed By Zack Snyder

By Katey Rich 2011-04-06 12:56:29discussion comments
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Zack Snyder has been talking up a planned sequel to 300 for years now, and even as recently as last year's Comic Con was working on the script while Frank Miller penned the graphic novel that would be the basis for the new film. But when Snyder took the job directing Superman for Warner Bros. it obviously shifted things, and we haven't heard a peep about the project, titled Xerxes, since February, when Guy Ritchie was falsely rumored to be taking over.

Now producer Mark Canton is talking to MTV and assuring them the project is still in the works, though since Xerxes is no longer the title and Snyder is almost definitely not going to direct, the key details have changed. Canton says they don't know what the new title will be, but he joked that it would be called Xerxes Plus, and talked up how good the movie will be now that they've waited so long to put it together:

ďItís been worth the wait. You know, that group of people [who worked on '300'], weíre really a family. Thatís 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.Ē

Beyond the new title and Canton's vague, all-but-guaranteed suggestion that Snyder won't be directing -- "I donít see us waiting two years to make the movie"-- there's not much news here. But the dozens of you waiting to return to the world of 300 without Snyder's direction can rest assured that you're still probably going to get that chance.
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