Rodrigo Santoro on the Story of 300: Rise of An Empire

Little is known about the plot for the 300 follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire, but star Rodrigo Santoro gave a few hints about it in an interview with CBR.

“I would say that you get to know a little bit about [Xerxes'] backstory, which I thought is pretty cool. It’s more like you have the new Athenian, Sullivan. You have Eva Green’s character, which is a commander, a naval commander, my naval commander, and you have Xerxes. It gravitates between all three, what’s going on.”
 
Sullivan Stapleton plays General Themistocles in the film and Eva Green will play Artemisia (which the film was originally named after).
 
So how does the film compare to Zack Snyder’s original 300?
 
“I didn’t see the movie yet, the final result, but the experience — I mean, Zack was pretty much involved because he wrote it and he’s producing it. His hands are there, but Noam will have his own take on directing it. I think it’s going to be pretty awesome, and the fans are going to be pleased.”
 
The Noam Murro films also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell and Andrew Tiernan and is set to be released in 2D and 3D on August 2, 2013.