Bridgerton Star Pitches a Spartan LGBTQ War Epic That’ll Put Even Zack Snyder’s ‘300’ To Shame

Jonathan Bailey wants to make a 300-inspired LGBTQ War Epic on the Sacred Band of Thebes.

Bridgerton Star Pitches a Spartan LGBTQ War Epic That’ll Put Even Zack Snyder’s ‘300’ To Shame

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  • Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey pitches a Zack Snyder's 300-styled War Drama with an LGBTQ twist.
  • The movie is based on The Sacred Band of Thebes.
  • Zack Snyder has regained the rights of a homoerotic Alexander the Great war drama.
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The Bridgerton fame Jonathan Bailey described his dream project as a 300-esque war epic involving 300 gay Greek soldiers. Bailey has been a hot topic of discussion recently after starring as Lord Anthony Bridgerton in the Netflix Regency Romance and Tim Laughlin in Fellow Travelers. In an interview with GQ, the actor expressed his wish to star in an LGTBQ Spartan war epic.

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Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton
Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton

Jonathan Bailey has recently gained worldwide praise for his Showtime miniseries Fellow Travelers with Matt Bomer. The series focuses on a love story between two men in the 1950s McCarthy era. From the Bridgerton actor’s performance in the show to his chemistry with Matt Bomer, every aspect of the Showtime series was critically acclaimed.

Also Read: “I have had two psychotic breaks from that show”: Bridgerton Star Opens Up About Her “Tormenting” Time on Netflix Show That Nearly Destroyed Her Life

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Bridgerton star wants to be in a 300-styled War Movie

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Zack Snyder’s 300

Zack Snyder’s 300 is still one of the most appreciated works in the genre. Known for its stylized visuals and set pieces, it was a fictional retelling of the historical Battle of Thermopylae. Looks like Jonathan Bailey also wants to make something similar but with a twist of LGBTQ in it.

During an interview with GQ regarding their Fellow Travelers, Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer, both expressed their interest in making a 300-esque War movie surrounding the Sacred Band of Thebes. The 35-year-old actor pitched a terrific idea focusing on the historical elite fighting unit that had 150 male lovers.

“I’m obsessed with the Sacred Band of Thebes, an army of 300 gay lovers in [ancient] Greece. They partnered in pairs, this gay army, and they overthrew a Spartan army… I want to do that as a comedy.”

It can’t be denied that such a project can be a memorable war drama if it comes to fruition. Matt Bomer also expressed great interest in the idea to which Bailey claimed that they should get all the queer actors together- “Just get all the queer actors together.” It is reported that the fighting unit made such a remarkable and lethal force because of the power of their love.

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Zack Snyder got back the rights for the homoerotic Alexander the Great movie

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Gerard Butler and Zack Snyder on the sets of 300

Although it is not known if the Bridgerton star’s Sacred Band of Thebes movie will ever come to fruition, Zack Snyder has recently regained the rights to his long-planned homoerotic war drama. Initially, Snyder wanted to develop Blood and Ashes as a sequel to his highly successful 300 but eventually, the movie went on a different way.

While having a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the Man of Steel mastermind revealed that he got back the rights to the script that he co-wrote with Kurt Johnstad. Zack Snyder pitched the idea of a violent love story between Alexander the Great with his second-in-command, Haphaestion to Warner Bros.

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

It was one of the last collaborations planned between Snyder and Warner Bros. Despite liking the idea initially, the studio didn’t go forward with it due to their strained relationship with the director because of the Josstice League fiasco. However, with the rights officially back now, the director can explore more options to work on it.

Also Read: “I don’t know what the marketplace is”: Zack Snyder is Unsure About His ‘Homoerotic’ 300 Sequel That Would’ve Shown Alexander the Great’s Love Story

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.