JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder To Make Comic Book Adaptation Return With 300 Prequel TV Series

JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder To Make Comic Book Adaptation Return With 300 Prequel TV Series

Three years after bringing the director's cut of Justice League to HBO Max, Zack Snyder is returning to the world of comic book adaptations for a new 300 prequel TV series. Read on for the latest details!

By JoshWilding - Jun 01, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: 300
Source: Variety (via SFFGazette.com)

Earlier this week, social media scooper @MyTimeToShineH claimed that a 300 TV series is in development. Now, the news has been confirmed by Variety, with the trade explaining that it's still in the "early" stages right now. 

It sounds like Warner Bros. Television is still figuring out the creative direction of the show as no writer or platform is currently attached (Max is surely the most likely destination). However, the plan is for this to be a prequel to the 2006 movie directed by Zack Snyder.

Talking of the Man of Steel and Rebel Moon filmmaker, Snyder is said to be in talks to direct and executive produce the 300 prequel, marking his first return to the world of comic books since 2021's Justice League Snyder Cut. 

Deborah Snyder, who also executive produced 300, would return in the same role alongside Stone Quarry's Wesley Coller. Fellow 300 producers Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, and Bernie Goldmann are all also in discussions with the studio. 

The franchise, based on Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's graphic novel, includes two films: 300 and 2014's 300: Rise of an Empire.

300, directed by Zack Snyder, tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. It follows King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his 300 Spartan warriors as they make a valiant stand against the massive Persian army led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). 

300: Rise of an Empire, directed by Noam Murro, serves as both a prequel and a parallel story to the original. It focuses on the Battle of Artemisium, where Athenian leader Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the Greek navy against Persian forces, including the vengeful commander Artemisia (Eva Green).

We previously learned that Snyder was once developing a 300 sequel, Blood and Ashes, which focuses on Alexander the Great and his second in command, Haphaestion, a project that's part Greek war epic and part gay love story. Warner Bros. passed - around the same time Snyder left Justice League - and the rights have since returned to the director. 

"We got the rights back so we can make if we want it," the filmmaker explained. "I don’t know what the marketplace is for an incredibly homoerotic, super violent, super sexual movie. But maybe it’s perfect."

"[There] was that concept, and it came out really great" Snyder also said. "It’s called ‘Blood and Ashes,’ and it’s a beautiful love story, really, with warfare. I would love to do it, [WB] said no...you know, they’re not huge fans of mine."

Something must have changed, albeit for a small screen prequel rather than a movie sequel. Stay tuned for updates as we have them!

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Malatrova15 - 6/1/2024, 12:12 PM
I love his homophobic take on Miller work
...hell even Miller is amazed
bobevanz - 6/1/2024, 12:21 PM
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:25 PM
@bobevanz - didn’t watch Rebel moon. Either of them. But I heard there was too much exposition in it for each character so I think this is what he’s really aiming for.

TheMetaMan - 6/1/2024, 12:47 PM
@bobevanz - We are rooting for you to write it. Since you spent your entire life on this site, you are the perfect candidate to write this series. Why waste your god given talent on this site. Aim higher!!
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:51 PM
@TheMetaMan - lmaooo
Ryguy88 - 6/1/2024, 7:56 PM
@bobevanz - lol, has he ever made a decent movie that he also wrote?
harryba11zack - 6/1/2024, 12:21 PM
300 doesn't need as equal, sequel or a prequel. What it NEEDS is a "modern" remake for the "modern" audience. and keep the spartan battle armor the same as the OG, Fans respect that kind of thing. Call it the 300 boobies.

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HashTagSwagg - 6/1/2024, 12:25 PM
@harryba11zack - *600
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TheJester187 - 6/1/2024, 12:21 PM
WB just taking up sometime before they announce he will finish his DC JL Snyder cut. And I can’t wait for you lame basement bums to bitch lmao
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:26 PM
@TheJester187 - that’s really dumb for WB to even consider
TheJester187 - 6/1/2024, 12:41 PM
@Mrtoke - aye don’t put it past them lol they Beought Beetlejuice, Beetle juice Back lol old Batman back lol I’m ok with it. WB is know for prequel and nostalgia that made them money. Why you think we gettin a IT prequel which I love.
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:50 PM
@TheJester187 - Snyder’s DCEU was a failure. Every DCEU movie performed poorly at the box office after Aquaman. Part of it was because of the pandemic. But last year, three DCEU movies barely made $531M. Gunn will be gone if he tried to revisit the old DCEU. But he’s bringing some actor and their characters over.

As for IT, horror is cheaper. I have NO idea who tf wanted beetlejuice 2. I guess. Keaton is Keaton and I think they believe in Jenna Ortega being a draw for the movie as well. Whatever. I’ll watch it though since I have AMC A List.
dragon316 - 6/1/2024, 12:24 PM
Don’t need prequel need sequel
HashTagSwagg - 6/1/2024, 12:26 PM
@dragon316 - We sorta already got that, it sucked.
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:28 PM
@HashTagSwagg - but a prequel with Eva Green’s character? Yup yup
HashTagSwagg - 6/1/2024, 12:32 PM
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harryba11zack - 6/1/2024, 12:37 PM
@Mrtoke - I loved her characters, they were so well rounded
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TheJester187 - 6/1/2024, 12:42 PM
@dragon316 - that I agree on. A new story with new characters and villains is a what this needs.
Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 12:54 PM
@harryba11zack - her characters? Well rounded? Choice words right there
Fogs - 6/1/2024, 1:18 PM
@HashTagSwagg - lol I love the GIF
marvel72 - 6/1/2024, 3:13 PM
@Mrtoke -

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DocSpock - 6/1/2024, 3:24 PM
@marvel72 -

Well, thanks a lot for getting my laptop screen all slobbered up.
marvel72 - 6/1/2024, 3:36 PM
@DocSpock -

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Mrtoke - 6/1/2024, 5:16 PM
@marvel72 - *inhales through nose *

“I’m touching myself tonight”
marvel72 - 6/1/2024, 5:58 PM
@Mrtoke -

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DocSpock - 6/1/2024, 12:25 PM

"I don’t know what the marketplace is for an incredibly homoerotic, super violent, super sexual movie. But maybe it’s perfect."

He will convince the Hollywood weirdo pervert circle jerk squad this is a great idea and get them to sink a ton of money into it, somehow as these idiots continue not to understand what a small percentage of the population they are making this for.

Then Snyder (who thinks he is Coppola, but is really Michael Bay) will get another sh!tty idea and sell it to some more Hollyweird morons who dump a lot of money into that.

And on and on and on....

Batmangina - 6/1/2024, 3:01 PM
@DocSpock - How dare you insult Michael Bay thusly, sir.
DocSpock - 6/1/2024, 3:23 PM
@Batmangina -

Yeah, I feel kinda bad about that now.
GhostDog - 6/1/2024, 12:35 PM
Another slo mo indulgence project incoming
Shivermetimbers - 6/1/2024, 1:08 PM
@GhostDog - slo mo of some dudes balls slapping another man’s taint. This project is doomed.
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