‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Trailer: Brutes, Babes And Bloodbaths

The epic continues.

The trailer for the sequel to 2006’s 300 has been released and — in true Spartan fashion — it’s doesn’t shy away from violence.

Titled 300: Rise of an Empire, the follow-up sees the return of “God King” Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the now-widowed Queen Gorgo (Games of ThronesLena Headey). The movie also stars newcomer Eva Green as Artemisia, a general who vows to destroy the Greeks.

Though 300 breakout actor Gerard Butler and director Zach Synder are not slated to return, the movie will heavily focus on events that fell before, during and after Leonidas’ famous battle against the Persians.

300: Rise of an Empire is due out March 2014.