Latest 300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer Lands

Update: now with exclusive new stills from the film

Update: In the gallery below we've added two new stills from the film showing, in stylishly blurry form, Eva Green's Artemisia fighting aboard ship and Sullivan Stapleton's Themistokles rallying the troops.

Ready to do for sea battles featuring sweaty, oiled-up blokes what Zack Snyder’s film did for land battles featuring… er… sweaty, oiled-up blokes, 300 sequel Rise Of An Empire is here to lay siege to your eyes once again with a fresh trailer.

With warrior King Leonidas and his brave soldiers dead, we follow what happens when Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) swears vengeance in the name of the mourning Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey, who soon picks up weapons of her own) and takes arms against the invading Persians.

There’s also something of an origin story for Persian god-wannabe Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), who himself deals with the death of his father by falling under the ambitious influence of naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green), dabbling in dark powers and becoming the powerful, crazed, gold-coated monster we first met in 300.

Naturally, after defeating Leonidas, he’s ready to conquer all of Greece, so Themistokles will have to stop him, and that means fighting on the ocean as well as the land…

"If you took 300 and you zoomed up, you get this movie," director Noam Murro told us at Comic-Con. "It takes place about the same time; it's just bigger and just gives a different scale and scope to what happened historically."

With Jack O’Connell, David Wenham and Hans Matheson among the cast, 300: Rise Of An Empire hits our screens on March 7. Please note: seizing your glory in public dressed only in leather undercrackers can lead to a night in the cells.