Joel Edgerton Won't Star In 300: Battle Of Artemisium

Joel Edgerton Won't Star In <I>300: Battle Of Artemisium</i>

The Warrior star was reportedly in negotiations to play the lead character Themistocles in Noam Murro's upcoming 300 follow-up, but apparently the actor has now passed on the project...

A couple weeks ago, it was reported that Joel Edgerton - most recently seen in Warrior and The Thing - was in talks to play lead character Temistocles in the upcoming 300 sequel/prequel/whatever-it-is-quel, Battle Of Artemisium. But now, Variety's Jeff Sneider has revealed that the actor has passed on the developing film, to be directed by Smart People director Noam Murro and produced by Mark Canton (who produced the first film).

UPDATE: JOEL EDGERTON has passed on the 300 sequel.

There hasn't been any other casting mews concerning the film, except for Gerard Butler and Lena Heady reportedly being pursued to reprise their roles as King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo, respectively. But who do you think should take the lead role in 300: Battle Of Artemisium? Sound off your thoughts below in the usual place.
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