Today we present for your consideration the second trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, a historic comic book sequel that will be striding into cinemas next year, dumping a severed head on the front row and allowing audiences to admire its oiled muscles.

The biggest star in its arsenal is Eva Green, and she's very much the focal point of this trailer, hamming it up as Persian queen Artemisia.

Rodrigo Santoro returns as god-like king Xerxes, while Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton stars as Greek warrior Themistocles.

We're getting 300: Rise of an Empire in UK cinemas on March 7th 2014. And it looks just as over the top and bloody as its predecessor, albeit without a bearded Gerald Butler to bellow his way through proceedings.