‘Clash of the Titans 2′ Casting Rumors: Javier Bardem & James Franco

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:08 am,

Clash of the Titans had it all: blockbuster production values, 3D visual FX, and a cast that included a handful of Oscar-nominees. So how can Clash of the Titans 2 (a.k.a Wrath of the Titans) possibly be an improvement on its predecessor? icon razz Clash of the Titans 2 Casting Rumors: Javier Bardem & James Franco

The early word is that two more acclaimed talents, Javier Bardem and James Franco, may be brought onboard to star in the second battle between mortals, monsters, and bearded deities, which has already begun pre-production and could begin filming in the first half of 2011.

Bardem won the Supporting Actor Oscar for his nightmare-inducing turn as Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men and could snag a lead actor nod for his performance in this year’s Biutiful. Franco is also likely to be nominated for his turn in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, so both he and Bardem currently qualify as in-demand talents. Production Weekly tweeted that Warner Bros. wants Bardem to play Ares, God of War, in Clash of the Titans 2, while Franco is the desired candidate to play the Phoenician king Agenor.

Franco’s name popped up on the rumor circuit last week in connection to The Bourne Legacy, though the actor is far from officially connected to either that project or the Titans sequel. While it’s always a pleasure to watch Bardem onscreen, we’re not sure how interested he is in joining the cast of a piece of big-budget Hollywood spectacle (though, if the pay is good, that could change).

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While the 2D version of Clash of the Titans was generally regarded as a bit of mindless but otherwise harmless blockbuster fun, moviegoers across the board condemned the sloppy post-production 3D conversion job done on the film. Jonathan Liebsman (Battle: Los Angeles) is directing Clash of the Titans 2 and will shoot the project using 3D cameras and equipment, which guarantees the third dimension visuals will be a vast improvement on those in the first film.

A project that could potentially star Javier Bardem, James Franco, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes (assuming the latter two reprise their Titans roles for the sequel) would normally be something to get really excited for. Clash of the Titans 2, however? Let’s just hope the screenplay is a bit better this time around.

Clash of the Titans 2 will likely reach theaters by 2012.

Source: Production Weekly (via Cinematical)

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  1. Oh, heck no firend-o. I don’t recall the origanal having a sequel. I agree the remake was a waste of time so there really should not be a sequel to this, no matter who they try and cast.

  2. I rather enjoyed the remake, and was certainly more entertaining than the cheesy original, but no sequel needed.

    • LOL@cheesy. I liked it as a kid, still like it now. But yes, no sequel need.

      • I just don’t see how it’s considered a “classic”. Like the remake, it has bad acting, weak plot, weak characters, and is driven by it’s special effects. Only the remake has far more entertaining action.

        • Uhh it was a different time of film making back then. watching movies like that actually reminds me of just how far things have come. That time that the original was made there were no real conerstone action movies at all anyway. Todays level of action in films are FAR different than those of yesterday. Even in the remake there was a nod to the original.

          • It doesn’t change the fact there’s nothing special about the original other than Ray Harry-Haussen’ (don’t care if it’s mispelled) effects.

            • Well, opinions vary i guess. I liked it then, still like it now. The reamke was too actionized in my opinion. Which most remakes tend to be. I still prefer Carpenters Assault on Precinct 13, than the trashy remake of that film.

  3. Are you effing kidding me?

    CotT 2????

    As if the first one (remake) wasn’t bad enough, they want to make a sequel?

    /click

    POW!!

    /thump

    /dead

    • One word: Useless

      • agreed first 1 blowed

        • blew*

          And I liked it

  4. No effing sequel!

  5. i think the sequal has potential if written correctly

    perseus needs to be more manly than percy jackson though lol

  6. Bring on Percy and The Sea Of Monsters!!!!!!

    • Was the first Percy Jackson not trash enough. Now you want them to ruin the second book too?

  7. Wow! James Franco is a busy guy. I’ve been seeing his name come up on EVERYTHING :)

  8. I actually liked the remake. I saw it, I think, three times in all. The only real criticism I had was with the retro-3D effects. Plus, they were working off an original that didn’t really have that great a storyline, honestly. If they get a good screenplay and bring back the best of the cast, then this could be a success.

    Here’s the review I wrote of CotT last spring:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=385155166543

  9. They would dare do a part 2??????

    ” What they need is a union. ” – - Russell

  10. Remake sucked and this will suck even worse at least the original actually had a story.

    • The originally had the same weak story as the remake did.

  11. funny…..they don’t care if anyone WANTS a sequel or not. They’re going to do it anyways.

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