300: Rise of Empire takes us into the battle of Themistocles against the Armada of the Persian king Xerxes and his Admiral Artemisia.
300: Rise of Empire is the naval battle of Artemisium, which at the same time took place in the August of 480 BC to the famous battle of Thermopylae, which formed the Centre of Zack 300. Leonidas and his Spartans are at 300: rise of Empire cannot be seen. For this shows how out of it was the God-King who later meets Xerxes.
Themistocles, who must stop an armada of 1200 Persian ships with a numerically far inferior Greek fleet fights him and his Persian army. It is under the command of Xerxes’ bloodthirsty Admiral Artimisia . The decisive naval battle that should determine before the remainder of the Persian invasion of the ancient Greece is finally off the Greek coast.
Noam (smart people) takes over at 300: rise of whereas the Director of 300, Zack, will participate in Empire the Director, only as a producer. The working title of the prequels was first 300: Battle of Artemisia. The main role was offered among others Joel (Warrior), who, however, refused. The template for 300: Rise of Empire created Frank (Sin City, Sin City 2: A Dame to kill for) with his graphic novel Xerxes.