Gerard Butler Won't Appear In 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA

Gerard Butler Won't Appear In 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA

Despite Butler previously showing interest in reprising his role as King Leonidas in a cameo appearance, the actor has confirmed that he has no involvement with Warner Bros.' 300 follow-up, which is currently filming.



During the early development for Warner Bros.' upcoming follow-up to 300, Battle Of Artemisia, there was interest in bringing back Gerard Butler's King Leonidas for a cameo appearance. Butler even said that he'd love to do it if it was "something special". With production underway for a 2013 release, many have been wondering if Butler was still interested in making an appearance. However, in an interview with MTV, the actor confirms that he won't have anything to do with the Noam Murro-directed film.

"Oh, yeah, I'm not doing it," Butler told the site. "They're filming [the '300' sequel] right now. I wish them the best, but it didn't [work out]. It wasn't really my thing."

The cast currently consists of Evan Green, Rodrigo Santoro (who reprises his role as King Xerxes from the first movie), Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Jack O'Connell. The story, based on Frank Miller's Xerxes graphic novel, follows the Persian king's struggle to become a god, as well as his battles with Greek warlord Themistocles (Stapleton) and goddess Artemesia (Eva Green).

300: Battle Of Artemisia currently has a release date of August 2nd, 2013. You can see Gerard Butler next in the surfing drama Chasing Mavericks, which is out October 26th.









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