Fans of the action-packed movie 300 might be excited soon! There are whispers about a new TV series based on the original comic by Frank Miller. This news comes after director Zack Snyder himself said he had always wanted to make more stories set in the world of the Spartans. However, this time it reportedly comes as a TV show with more episodes. He also mentioned wanting to include elements he couldn’t fit into the original film.

300 (Credits: Warner Bros.)
300 (Credits: Warner Bros.)

Inspired by the historic Battle of Thermopylae, Snyder’s film takes creative liberties with the story. Gerard Butler portrays King Leonidas, who leads a mere 300 Spartan warriors against a giant Persian force under the command of the god-like Xerxes (played by Rodrigo Santoro).

This flick isn’t shy about showing off how tough these Spartans were. The scenes featured in the film showcase their discipline and courage as they fight for their freedom against impossible odds. However, what truly sets 300 apart is its visual style.

Zack Snyder’s Vision for a More Representative 300

Zack Snyder (Credits: Wikimedia Commons: Gage Skidmore)
Zack Snyder (Credits: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore)

Recently, insider @MyTimeToShineH teased on X that an official TV series based on 300 is in development. If this report is true, it would be Zack Snyder‘s greatest dream coming true. 

Snyder has spoken openly about his desire to introduce more LGBTQ+ themes into the 300 universe. In an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, he talked about how the original comic book by Frank Miller hinted that some Spartan soldiers might have been g*y.

If a 300 TV show gets the green light, Snyder said he’d like to explore these ideas and show a different side of Spartan life. The Rebel Moon director stated:

We’ve been talking about doing a series where I really wanted to introduce those concepts a lot more because I just feel like it’s important. If we go forward and do more in the ‘300’ universe, I would want to bring that part in.

The 58-year-old believes this would be a fresh take on the franchise, adding:

I think it just shakes it up again. Like, ‘What?!’ Right when you thought you knew how to feel, I’m going to make you feel another way.

Some viewers may recall a line in the original film where King Leonidas disses the Athenians, saying “philosophers and boy lovers.” According to Snyder, there’s more to it than just smack talk. He suggested it’s a clue about a secret side of Spartan culture – homos*xuality.

The filmmaker even thinks the movie itself might have hidden g*y themes. He also noted that despite all the muscles and fighting, there’s a kind of intense, almost s*xual way the Spartan men act with each other.

Director Zack Snyder Ditched 300 Sequel for Epic Gay Romance

A still from 300
A still from 300 (Credits: Warner Bros.)

Director Zack Snyder revealed he had a different plan during the pandemic. While working on the third script for 300, he ended up writing a whole new story instead.

This new project became a love story centered around Alexander the Great and his close friend Hephaestion. The Green Bay native said the story, titled Blood and Ashes, explores their relationship against a backdrop of war. He explained to The Playlist:

I wrote what was essentially going to be the final chapter in ‘300.’ But when I sat down to write it I actually wrote a different movie. I was writing this thing about Alexander the Great, and it just turned into a movie about the relationship between Hephaestion and Alexander. It turned out to be a love story. So it really didn’t fit in as the third movie.

Apparently, Warner Bros. wasn’t interested in this new direction. As per Snyder they passed on the project, but remain enthusiastic about the “beautiful love story.”

Watch 300 and its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire on Prime Video!

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