In an interview with the LA Times and in a Twitter based Q&A session, Frank Miller has revealed some details of his upcoming Xerxes, a graphic novel prequel to the groundbreaking 300 with a decent shot at becoming another movie if all goes according to plan. For example, while Xerxes is the title character, the "lead character" is Themistocles, whose historical role is actually super interesting. Even Miller admits that the intellectual Athenian statesman Themistocles is the polar opposite of the Spartan war-king Leonidas. The story will begin at the Battle of Marathon and cover ten years' time, presumably wrapping up somewhere around the Battle of Thermopylae (i.e., 300). Both Leonidas and Ephialtes will appear.
Well, that's all the facts. But we'd be remiss if we didn't point out the details in there that stirred the sleeping beast of our nerdrage. Stirred it, but did not rouse it to full wakefulness.
Also, why is it that even unaltered stills from 300 look like bad Photoshop mock-ups?