Zack Snyder’s 300 Sequel Is Now A Gay Love Story Featuring Alexander The Great

Justice League and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder has big plans to expand the Rebel Moon universe, but beyond that, the filmmaker also has his Army of the Dead franchise to flesh out. Oh, and there’s the small matter of a project which was once going to serve as a 300 sequel.

Blood and Ashes started life as a follow-up to that and 300: Rise of the Empire (which Snyder produced) and, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via SFFGazette.com), it was one of the final projects Snyder worked on before leaving Warner Bros. However, he ended up penning something vastly different from his previous adaptation of Frank Miller’s iconic comic book. 

The trade reveals that the movie now focuses on Alexander the Great and his second in command, Haphaestion, in a project that’s part Greek war epic and part gay love story. Well, Warner Bros. passed – around the same time Snyder left Justice League – and the rights have now returned to the director. 

“We got the rights back so we can make if we want it,” the filmmaker explains. “I don’t know what the marketplace is for an incredibly homoerotic, super violent, super sexual movie. But maybe it’s perfect.”

One project that isn’t moving forward, though, is his planned adaptation of Howard Chaykin’s controversial Black Kiss comic book. That’s also an erotic tale with a transgender femme fatale and the sort of content which would likely guarantee an NC-17 rating. 

“No one wanted to make it,” Snyder said of a TV pilot he wrote. “It was too weird. We really went for it, too.” 

For now, the Rebel Moon director remains entrenched at Netflix, a streamer he’ll be making content for for the next several years. That’s led to many of the #RestoreTheSnyderverse supporters demanding Warner Bros. #SellTheSnyderverseToNetflix, but what does Netflix movie boss Scott Stuber have to say about a possible Justuce League sequel?

“That’s always tricky because you don’t own it,” he admits. “Obviously we would like to license [Zack Snyder’s Justice League] at some point. We’d love to have it on so that fans can experience more Zack. The more Zack we have the better we are.”

The streamer is clearly 100% behind Snyder, meaning there’s a good chance Blood and Ashes will become a reality. Even in this day and age, a Greek gay love story would be a hard sell in theaters, so giving it a chance to find an audience on streaming could help sway Netflix into giving it the green light.

As always, stay tuned for updates on the project as we have them.