Sam Worthington Promises ‘Wrath of the Titans’ Will Be Better

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sam worthington wrath of the titans Sam Worthington Promises Wrath of the Titans Will Be Better

Sam Worthington, the quick-to-hit-the-Hollywood-A-list Aussie star, will be starring in his first sequel (to one of his own movies) in 2012 with Wrath of the Titans. Moviegoers were presented with some of cinema’s worst 3D post-conversion ever with the¬†Clash of the Titans remake earlier this year and despite awful-to-medicore reviews from fans and critics, the special effects heavy film grossed nearly half a billion worldwide and hence, earned a sequel.

Worthington understands the cries of the fans and to a certain extent, agrees with them. He promises that he, the director and writers are listening and will attempt to deliver a much-improved sequel with Wrath of the Titans.

Sam spoke with Moviefone, revealing that he agrees with the common response to Clash of the Titans found on the web:

“I just think we can improve on it… I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we’re setting out to do with this one — the writers and the director and myself — is improve. I think I can act f***ing better, to be honest … Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the ‘net and give them a movie they f***ing want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people.”

The saving grace for Wrath of the Titans may be in Warner Bros. decision to bring in Jonathan Liebesman to direct the sequel, replacing Louis Leterrier who handled Clash. Liebesman is coming off his career-defining directorial gig, helming the gritty sci-fi action blockbuster, Battle: Los Angeles which hits theaters in March. Everything we’ve seen from this movie so far is impressive and hopefully he can bring a better film with Wrath of the Titans.

Worthington’s Perseus leads the cast of the sequel along with returnees Gemma Arterton as Io and Liam Neeson as Zeus. With the Wrath of the Titans coming in 3D again, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not it’ll be shot in that format or added again in post-conversion.

Wrath of the Titans is planned to open in theaters Spring 2012.

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Source: Moviefone

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  1. Good the first one wasn’t that great

  2. First was ok.

  3. And if it isn’t, do we get our money back for both…? Or maybe he pays in blood…

  4. Cool. I will give this a chance…

  5. his acting is terrible, he cant hold a mutual accent and he screams way to much even for action scenes. i wont be watching the sequel and i sure as hell wont watch the remake ever again.

    • @ jwalka

      LOL, what do think of English, Irish, Scottish, South African and Kiwi accents in films. What does a mutual accent sound like anyway? :-)

      I’ve mentioned this a number of times before, but have a look at Mel Gibson’s early films and you can hear traces of his Aussie accent. Sam will develop a neutral American accent as time goes by and I don’t think his accent is as obvious as some people make it out to be. :-)

      Sam Worthington is doing okay for a young actor getting to work at his craft. Besides he must be doing something right to get the role.

  6. I enjoyed the first one, so this is good news.

    BTW Vic love the new look of the site!

  7. I’m not gonna be fooled again, no way no how.

  8. I’ll give this a shot, the first was ok and could have been be a lot better. Its good to hear that Sam is gonna try to act better, cause well he needs it. But no one can deny that Liam Neeson as Zues is one of the best casting ever (at least in my opinion), and Gemma is really beautiful.

    • I will most definitely agree with that statement. Neeson was PERFECT as Zeus and so it’s great that he’ll be back for the sequel because his role definitely didn’t get enough screen time in the original.

  9. first one was actually an entertaining movie but that depends on whether you watached it in 2D or 3D

  10. I believe I have expressed my hatred for the first film, and my intense dislike for Sam Worthington’s acting prowess, I will not be going back for a second punch to the wallet.

    • I would have said his “lack of” scting prowess lol.

      • Well yes there is that, I’d like to see him and Orlando Bloom have a “We can’t act to save our lives” competition. Hopefully they would both loose!

        • hahaha!

  11. I’ll believe it will be better when I see it. Like the first one, I won’t go see it in a theater, but check it out when it hits DVD.

  12. No doubt Sam can act. And no doubt the first was a let down. Hope they do better in the sequel.

    • No doubt he can act? Based on what evidence exactly?

      • I thought he was great in ‘Avatar’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’. Even the worst actor/actress can be under the right director (meaning James Cameron). Except Katie Holmes b/c even Nolan couldn’t make her performance could good.

        • I did like him in Avatar but I think it didn’t really matter who had taken that part.

  13. “Clash of the Titans” was a fun film. Even though the film could be fleshed out on certain levels, I truly believe it was worth every dime I spent. If I were to make changes to the first film, I would do the following:

    (1) Lengthen the film by a half hour.
    (2) Add more human and god interaction.
    (3) Add more god and god interaction.
    (4) Allow the actors to use facial expressions. Forget the CGI junk to enhance emotional states.
    (5) More emotional levels.

    That is all they need to do.

    • Lengthen the film by half an hour? No thanks, we had enough.

  14. Off topic but here goes. Maybe Sam should be considered for the lead role in the Starz series “Spartacus – Blood and Sand”. Since it looks like Andy Whitfield may not be coming back Sam is almost a natural to replace Andy. The two actors highly resemble one another and this is right up Sam’s alley.

    But – I am praying for a recovery for Andy Whitfield and maybe a return to the show. It was only just getting interesting when last season ended with the “Kill Them All” episode. Here’s praying for Andy Whitfield and his battle with Hodgkins.

  15. I find it hard to take Sam seriously after hearing him say he thought the best acting performance of the last decade was “anything Eddie Murphy did”. :’(

  16. it better be better and the new site design is pretty kool =)

  17. The trailer looked amazing, and I saw the movie before the reviews were released. I was never so dissapointed about a movie before.

  18. Is this a straight to dvd movie? It sounds like a make a sequal to make a sequal movie.

  19. Much appreciated, Sam. Could we all have an apology for “Avatar,” too?

  20. I don’t mind accents; the Olympians spoke with accents in the original. What I minded was how the script broke away from the original. Andromeda was an after-thought and Calibos was…unscary.

    • Yeah looked kinda like the used the name and the characters and tied it very loosely with the story.

  21. Will this one be longer than 1:28 minutes? I think that was the major problem with the first movie. It seemed to me that the characters spent too little time developing their charaters and more time running from location to location. Bottom line it was simply too short.

  22. Well, since Gemma Arterton’s coming back, I’ll probably check it out.

  23. No it wont Sam. It still has you in it.

  24. The problem with the first one was they took a story that is great just like it is and effed with it. When it comes to Greek mythology, Hollywood does not know how to tell it better. THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST LEFT IT ALONE, IT DIDN’T NEED CHANGING! Just simply move it into the 21st century with great CG and some good fight scenes and everyone will be happy. And in my humble opinion, periodically interject some actual history – it makes it cooler and more believable.

    • example: “300″

  25. it’s been reported that they are indeed shooting the film in 3d instead of opting for the lousy post 3d conversion.

  26. Let’s hope the new one shows evidence that the first has been recognised by all involved as one which was not bad, but could have been so much better. Like ‘War of the Worlds’ the first movie’s biggest handicap was always going to be that it was a remake of a well-ahead-of-its-time iconic masterpiece, which was always going to struggle to live up to anticipation. However, whereas Spielberg decided to be more loyal to the H.G. Wells novel than the 1953 original, with ‘WotW’, the Clash of the Titans remake didn’t have an all-time-great novel to fall back on. Therefore wooden acting, combined with not-to-scale special effects (especially those ride-on scorpions, which seemed different in size in every shot) and such scenes as Medusa turning people to stone with her gaze, which frankly looked better in the 1981 movie (and Medusa looked more scary) did not help the remake’s cause. With ‘Wrath’ however, there is an opportunity to start with a clean slate. Get it wrong and careers could be on the rocks. Get it oh-so-right and the box-office (not to mention merchandising) takings could result in a budget for a third-in-a-trilogy movie that no-one will want to miss seeing at least five times.