Frank Miller is planning a comic sequel to 300 which looks at Xerzes.
300 was Miller's graphic novel was adapted for the big screen back in 2007, which enjoyed huge success at the box office.
And while the prequel will only be in comic form it seems surely a movie must be on his mind.
Miller told Collider: "The story will be the same heft as 300 but it cover a much, much greater span of time - it’s 10 years, not three days. This is a more complex story. The story is so much larger.
"The Spartans in 300 were being enclosed by the page as the world got smaller. This story has truly vast subjects.
"The Athenian naval fleet, for instance, is a massive artistic undertaking and it dwarfed by the Persian fleet, which is also shown in this story. The story has elements of espionage, too, and it’s a sweeping tale with gods and warriors."
And Miller admits that he is looking forward to exploring the character of Xerzes on a deeper level.
"Yes, I suppose it will be seen as provocative, but really to me he is such a pivotal character and in this story I get to explain him so much more fully.
"I do my best to crawl inside his head rather than have him be this iconic force that simply commands this huge army.
"There are many scenes with him alone or just with his people. There’s an extended scene set in Persepolis, for instance, where he takes power and there are several scenes where he is going through his transitions and he’s shown speaking to his mother and his wife and with all of that he becomes that much more interesting as a character."