As much as I liked the little teaser trailer from Comic-Con of Spartacus: Vengeance, the extended one that ran on Starz a few days after is far superior. Not only did it have the most face slashes and stabs I’ve ever seen in my life, but it gave us a few glimpses of some of our favorite characters. Namely the ones we love to hate.
There was a little more dialogue from Liam McIntyre as Spartacus and a whole lot more ass kicking. Like I’ve repeated, he can’t replace Andy Whitfield but it would appear he can hold his own and still honor the role in his absence. There will forever be comparisons of McIntyre to Whitfield’s portrayal of the Thracian gladiator. That is unless he does so well in the role that we can’t help but separate the two. Check out the trailer below and put on a face shield so the blood doesn’t get in your eyes:
Yeah I know it was awesome. I’m glad to finally get to see the scum coming out the woodwork. Lucretia looked absolutely demented and a little bit like Medusa. I’m curious what will come of her now that she doesn’t have a husband and her home is pretty much a morgue at this point. Will she be Ilithyia and Glaber’s simple servant until she can take her vengeance on Ilithyia for abandoning her and her husband last season?
I wondered who Gannicus was fighting as well. It wasn’t Oenemaus I hope, but maybe the truth finally comes out about Gannicus and his wife’s affair in ‘Gods of the Arena’.
I’m glad the whole season is titled Vengeance because there is plenty to be had. Ashur wants some against Crixus and the rest of the gladiators who shunned him and there is none more enticing than the vengeance Spartacus wants to deal out upon the face of Glaber and his wife.
So did this trailer get everyone’s blood pumping for the premiere in January? I can’t wait!