On Friday, Gerard Butler shouted his iconic line from Zack Snyder’s 300 at a Olympic Torch Relay in Greece for the 2020 Summer Games.
The entertainment industry has faced various cancellations in recent weeks because of the novel coronavirus outbreak happening around the world. Sporting events have also been affected in a big way, with leagues and competitions undergoing suspensions. One sporting event that many people have their eyes on because of the coronavirus is the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, beginning in August.
A historic tradition for the Olympics is the torch relay. The event starts at the birthplace of the historic sporting event in Greece and makes its way around the world until it ends up in the host country of the latest Olympics. The Olympic Torch Relay usually recruits many celebrities to perform the honor as well.
In Sparta, 300 star Gerard Butler was tasked with carrying the Olympic torch and yelled out the iconic “This is Sparta” line from the movie on Friday. However, the rest of the Olympic torch relay has since been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. You can watch the video with Gerard Butler lighting and carrying the Olympic torch below.
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Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s 300 featuring Gerard Butler:
In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas (Gerard Butler), king of the Greek city state of Sparta, leads his badly outnumbered warriors against the massive Persian army. Though certain death awaits the Spartans, their sacrifice inspires all of Greece to unite against their common enemy.
Directed by Zack Snyder, 300 stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Michael Fassbender and Rodrigo Santoro. The film is based on the 1998 comic book limited series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
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