Guy Ritchie NOT Offered ’300′ Sequel, Zack Snyder And His Owl Army NOT Furious

Wednesday, February 16 by

UPDATE: Warner Bros. has told The Playlist that Guy Ritchie is not directing the 300 sequel, Xerxes. Neither is Zack Snyder, as he’s too busy figuring out Superman. James Franco has also not thrown his hat in the ring yet, but I expect it won’t be long.

This is madness. This is Warner Bros.

After director Zack Snyder‘s run of box office disappointments about owls – the funny to say Owls of Ga’Hoole and Watchmen, which featured that crazy/awkward Owlship sex scene - it seems like Warner Bros. may not be so keen on Mr. Snyder. There are rumors that his Superman: Man Of Steel script has major third act problems and recent test audiences feel like they got sucker punched after watching Sucker Punch. Mr. Snyder must be suffering from a major hoot-ache right now. (I was going for an owl/”headache” joke, not an owl/”footache” joke, but only time will tell how that pun gets interpreted.)

A sign that things have gone south between the WB and Snyder? They’ve offered director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) the sequel to Snyder’s box office smash 300. Called Xerxes, all we know for now is that it’s called Xerxes and will likely center around that Prussian king… y’know, What’s-his-name… Baldy McChainface. The real insult is that the story for the sequel – also based on a Frank Miller graphic novel – was developed for the screen by Snyder, with intentions to direct it himself.

Ho boy. Looks like Warner execs just kicked Snyder into the pit on this one. (Vulture)

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COMMENTS

  1. February 16, 2011 5:50 pm

    JIM

    What is probably more likely, Snyder is busy for the next 2 years on Superman, and the Xerxes thing is ready to go.
    I bet Snyder will be the producer.
    Or it could all just be the usual hollywood rumour shit huh?


  2. February 16, 2011 5:50 pm

    Michael

    Snyder is getting slapped in the face for making 3 bombs in a row. Simple as that. He’s been working on the Xerxes script for years and championing the film. It’s his baby. Soon as gay Superman bombs, it’ll be 4 in a row and Warners will be parting ways with Snyder.