One of the 2013 releases we know very little about is 300: Rise of an Empire, a spin-off of the 2007 blockbuster 300. Director Zack Snyder did not return to the helm, with Noam Murro stepping in. However, Rodrigo Santoro, who reprises his role as Xerxes, said this follow-up will still "match up" with the original blockbuster, revealing there is a point where both movies intersect.
"I think it will match, because the idea is matching -- characters and style and all that. Especially because they're calling it like a spinoff, you get bits of the first movie. There's a place where they meet, the first movie and the second movie, but it's a different director. 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 actor also reveals that one of the reasons we know so little about the story may be because the plot was always evolving.
"It would be about Xerxes at first, but then they changed the whole thing. 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 (Stapleton). 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."