300: Battle of Artemisia Brings Back Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes

The 300 star will reprise his villainous Persian character in director Noam Murro's follow-up.
BYBrian Gallagher | March 16th, 2012

Rodrigo Santoro returns as Xerxes in 300: Battle of Artemisia Actor Rodrigo Santoro is set to return as Xerxes, his villainous character from 300, in the follow-up 300: Battle of Artemisia.

The move shouldn't come as too big a surprise, since the project was once titled Xerxes. We reported back in December that Eva Green will play Artemisia, a wicked goddess who persuades Xerxes to lead his enormous army into battle against the Spartans. Sullivan Stapleton and Jamie Blackley also star.

Noam Murro is directing 300: Battle of Artemisia from a screenplay by Kurt Johnstad and 300 director Zack Snyder. Production is slated to begin this summer, although a release date has not been announced.

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