‘Clash of the Titans 2′ Moving Forward Without Leterrier

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:34 am,

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Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are developing the inevitable Clash of the Titans 2 and director Louis Leterrier will not be calling the shots. Deadline reports the studios hope to release a sequel with a new director by Spring of 2010. Let’s be honest with ourselves, this is for the better. Clash of the Titans did make a whopping $390 million worldwide on a $120 million budget, but it was simply a weak movie.

One advantage to a sequel is the possibility of the studios actually filming it in 3D, instead of rushing the post-production conversion. The film was an action epic with some massive sequences that left us in awe, but the 3D conversion was embarrassing and distracting. Raise a glass to the smart ones who stuck to two dimensions.

Greg Berlanti is set to write Clash of the Titans 2. We’ll get a good look at his abilities with the upcoming Green Lantern film, but considering his career began on Dawson’s Creek, who knows what will come of it all. But hey, we’ve all got to start somewhere, right?

If Hollywood production companies are all about business, which they are, this is a no-brainer. The studios know exactly what made Clash successful (and not). By keeping Sam Worthington and dumping Leterrier, the focus should change while maintaining the level of recognition needed to continue a potential franchise.

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This just shows the beauty of Greek mythology. It is so rich with characters and epic tales the possibilities are endless. It would be nice to see more of the Hades vs. Zeus rivalry. Unfortunately, we will not be seeing the return of some of mythology’s more exciting creatures, like the cute and cuddly Kraken, who suffered an underwhelming fate at the hands of Perseus.

In an age of the film industry when sequels, reboots and remakes are creating a waterfall of money in studio backlots, I feel bad for the actors who blindly sign multi-picture deals. Sam Worthington may star in 20 films, but it looks like half of them will be sequels in franchises. Some actors are starting to figure it out, like Emily Blunt, whose commitment phobia kept her from the Captain America franchise. I can only hope for Worthington’s sake the sequel to this one gives him a chance to actually act, instead of just be present on camera.

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It will be interesting to see how Clash of the Titans 2 develops. There’s no question the studios recognize the film was a hit, but lacked a certain value in quality. Plenty of lessons can be learned from the first and they need to be fixed before a sequel gets churned out. Simply rushing it to beat out Avatar 2 from nabbing the star of the franchise is not the right way to go. Frankly, Worthington’s performance in Clash of the Titans was forgettable anyway.

Does the prospect of Clash of the Titans 2 give you hope for the franchise or do your eyes instantly go into “roll mode?” Share your thoughts int he comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Ugh, the first film was incredibly boring.

  2. The God of War games are the only adaptation of Greek mythology that I need.

  3. Whats the protocol for something like this, does the sequel to a weak movie turn out to be awesome? Are there any examples of this out there?

  4. good point…i wanted to like Clash of the Titans so bad, being a fan of Greek mythology and all…but it was just an empty movie. I will gladly watch the director's cut.

  5. There is no ways that some new director is going to make Sam Worthington anything more then a moving cardboard cut out. That's not going to happen. I understand them picking a new director, but thinking they are going to make Worthington anymore then what he is is just delusion. And if Worthington also thinks that,- then that means that he is blaming someone else for his limitations and is deluding himself also. Consequently he is not going to improve as an actor.
    Right now he is just a Cinema model.

  6. I have no interest in this unless they bring back the Kraken. I'll see it just for that.

  7. I take this as actually a very bad sign, and ousting Leterrier isn't a vote of confidence either. If Devin at CHUD's findings about what the intended director's cut of the film was supposed to be, it could have been a lot stronger of a film. Instead, we got what we got due to studio tampering. This doesn't make me optimistic.


  8. Weak people around th eworld have been offended. This movie was less then weak. This movies was so weak skinny people kick sand it its face.

    My wife made me see it. I told her no. We saw it anyway. this seals the fate on her picking any movies in the future that is not a chick flick. Also it seals the fate on us seeing CoTT2 until it hits DVD.

  9. I'm baffled. The movie doesn't really warrant a sequel. I like the actors and all, the FX will be good…but I'm not keen on a sequel.

  10. Leterrier blows chunks. Marvel really has to stop trying to get basement bargain directors. French directors suck in general when it comes to action.