Frank Miller Discusses ‘300’ Sequel, Mickey Rourke & ‘Martha Washington’

As we get closer to the December 25 release date for Frank Miller’s take on “The Spirit,” one can only assume that we’re gonna get hit with a barrage of news in anticipation of the film. However, it’s never too early to get the iconic comic book writer-turned-director to talk about his other notable work — namely “Sin City,” “300,” and his “Martha Washington” series — and the folks over at did just that in an with Miller.

When it comes to films based on Miller’s revolutionary comic work, one of the biggest hot-button fanboy issues of late has to be the rumors that there will be a sequel (or possibly prequel) to “300” — and while the moans of ire were audible on the message boards when this news broke, they quickly died down once director Zack Snyder mentioned the possibility of a new comic from Miller that would build on the “300” mythos.

“I’ve written a story that’s not a prequel,” Miller told the site. “It’s definitely a further story in the Greco-Persian Wars, and it involves some of the same characters but I’m not sure exactly how far along it’ll get.”

Meanwhile, Miller also addressed the current status of the sequel to “Sin City” (which is reportedly based off of his comic, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), mentioning Mickey Rourke’s recent comments that have left fans wondering if he’s in or out as Marv in the follow-up film. “He has a pretty big role,” said Miller. “I hope Mickey plays it.”

And where does “Sin City 2” currently stand? “I hope to work with [co-director] Robert [Rodriguez],” Miller said. “We’re talking it over and trying to work out the mechanics of actually getting it made. It’s always tricky with movies. I believe that a movie’s going to come out as soon as I see its name on a marquee.”

Lastly, since it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything about the possibility of Miller bringing his “Martha Washington” series — a politically-tinged sci-fi story — to the big screen, asked if there was any movement on that front.

“It’s just a matter of finding the right venue, because ’Martha Washington’ isn’t a movie, it’s a series,” he said. “It would have to be like 12 episodes to fit the whole story in. I would not let it be truncated.”

What do you think of Miller’s comments? Which of these projects would you like to see happen first? Let us know what you think in the comments.