Gerard Butler back for 300 sequel, not prequel?

Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
July 3rd, 2009


Word is that the next 300 film that has been in the script-writing stages for awhile now is not a prequel. It takes place after the events of the first movie, and concerns “a further story in the Greco-Persian Wars.” So that makes all the actors who were in the last battle of 300 ineligible to return, right? Wrong! Rumors are floating around that Gerard Butler could be returning as King Leonidas once again, and producer Mark Canton is helping stir the fire.

“Never assume anything; never assume anything,” Canton said after hinting to a resurrection of Butler’s character.

“It’ll be what it’ll be. But if we really do it, in this case, we have a visionary creator and a visionary filmmaker. Zack’s a genius, and no matter where you go it’s the one movie that people around the world seem to somewhat identify with the most… We’re thrilled for (a sequel); it’ll be a blast. There’s a new Blu-Ray coming out all over again shortly, so that’s great. It’s like the gift that never stops giving.”

These guys know that the ladies miss Butler’s digitized abs, and are aching to stare at him some more (they know this, and they earnestly desire to capitalize on it). I loved Butler in this role, but I am not to sure that I would like them bringing him back from the dead. I guess I will just have to wait and see.

What do you all think? Do you want more Gerard Butler in the 300 sequel? Do you even want a sequel?

Source aceshowbiz

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  • cmcclelland32

    That would be a travesty. Although we're engaged in a mythic time period, the 300 was based on an actual battle, even though the film left out the most important aspect, which was a sea battle that occurred at the same time (or close…don't feel like googling the exact sequence of events). Why do we need to remake the exact same movie? Gerard Butler died wonderfully; anything to bring him back would just lessen the impact of the 300. Even a prequel would not have the emotional impact. We saw the most important battle of his life. Now leave it the hell alone! Damn Hollywood…

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