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Actor Sullivan Stapleton is revealed as the mighty Themistokles in one of two new photos from 300: Rise of an Empire, director Noam Murro's new film that runs "parallel" to the 2007 blockbuster 300. Take a look at the photos featuring Themistokles and a sea-bound battle formation, then read to see what both the actor and director had to say about this new film.

Director Noam Murro revealed that a lot of the action takes place at sea, which opens the story up to new battle tactics.

"The opportunities for the six distinct battles are even greater with different locations and tactics."

One of the key similarities this film will have with 300, both of which are set around the same time, is that this is still a lopsided fight, according to Noam Murro.

"The few against the many is still here. It's hundreds vs. hundreds of thousands. It's about taking on »

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