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With the news that the release of 300: Rise of an Empire had been pushed back from August of this year to March of next, the marketing deathmarch leading up to the release has understandably slowed to a trickle. But the PR campaign is heating up again at Comic-Con, with a new poster being released that features the frightening visage of an Immortal in close-up:

Let's see. Sparks? Check. Flying debris? Check. Orange/blue contrast? Check check. Yep, that's an action movie poster, alright. I can't help but feel this is just lazy design here. It's a concept we've seen a hundred times over. Luckily, the story stands well on its own:

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches north towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

Starring , , , and , 300: Rise of an Empire is out on March 7th.


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