We never saw what Zack Snyder had in store for the next one 300 Movie.
While Zack Snyders Dawn of the Dead was the first film to introduce it in Hollywood, 300 was the film that introduced him to the world. It was a breakout hit that nobody saw coming. Almost a shot-for-shot adaptation of the graphic novel, the film crushed at the box office and brought Snyder into the limelight.
There was one sequel that wasn’t directed by Snyder and did not do nearly as well, but there were conversations where Snyder wanted to come back for the third episode. Recently Snyder told The playlist that Warner Bros. was interested in continuing the franchise. They were so serious that Snyder scripted the third entry while banned during the pandemic.
“I just couldn’t really put my teeth in …” he said. “During the pandemic, I had a deal with Warner Bros. and wrote what would essentially be the final chapter in.” 300. But when I sat down to write it, I actually wrote another film. I wrote this thing about Alexander the Great and it just turned into a movie about the relationship between Hephaestion and Alexander. It turned out to be a love story. So it really didn’t go with the third film. ”
I couldn’t imagine the faces of the audience when they sat down to slaughter and instead saw two famous rulers fall in love. But I’m sure Snyder could have found a way to include war in a story about Alexander the Great.
Snyder continued, “There was this concept and it came out really great. It’s called Blood and ashesand it’s a really nice love story with warfare. I’d love to, [WB] said no … you know they’re not big fans of me. It is what it is.”
I think Snyder is probably right when he says he and WB won’t be together in the near future. But it sounds like these characters are in the public domain, so maybe he could take those out 300 Elements and make the movie elsewhere.
Snyder may have other plans. On the street they say he’s working on a film about the Arthurian Legend, and who knows Army of the Dead will ask for more installments on Netflix.
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