‘Wrath of the Titans’ Scheduled To Clash With ‘The Hunger Games’

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Wrath of the Titans and The Hunger Games release date conflict Wrath of the Titans Scheduled To Clash With The Hunger Games

The pun virtually writes itself, but still needs to be made – Greek deities, monsters, and mortals will clash with a league of adolescents armed for a Battle Royale-type showdown next year, now that Wrath of the Titans and The Hunger Games are scheduled for release on the same date.

Warner Bros. has bumped up its Clash of the Titans sequel from a March 30th to March 23rd, 2012 release date, which is the same day Lionsgate marked for releasing its adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s young adult bestseller.

Wrath of the Titans will feature the return of Clash stars Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, as well as franchise newcomers like Edgar Ramirez and Rosamund Pike. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) will be taking over directing duties from Louis Leterrier on the sequel, which will be shot in 3D, rather than post-converted. If nothing else, that assures that the second round between CGI monstrosities and men won’t be as headache-inducing as its predecessor.

The Hunger Games will be brought to life under the supervision of Gary Ross and has the potential to become another mega-popular literary title transformed into a financial blockbuster, a la Twilight or the Harry Potter series. No up-and-coming thespians have been signed on to star as of yet, but the likes of Hailee Steinfeld and Chloe Moretz have long been rumored as serious contenders to snag the lead role.

Both Wrath of the Titans and Hunger Games are mainstream action flicks and potential cash cows for their respective studios. While there is overlap between the two, the films should also appeal to different demographics and thus it’s possible that neither will cause a significant dent in the other’s box office returns. On the other hand, the studios may just be playing chicken and are waiting to see if their opposition blinks first, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Which one are you more excited for – Wrath of the Titans or The Hunger Games?

As stated, both films will be in theaters on March 23rd 2012.

Source: Warner Bros.

TAGS: clash of the titans 2, the hunger games, wrath of the titans

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  1. Hunger games VS wrath of the titans….interesting.

  2. Just forget the 3D crap and make an epic tale! Good grief!!

  3. Since when did people say hailee and chloe were in the running? Theyre nothing like the character…they should cast an unknown for that
    I think avan jogia would make a good gale
    Alex pettyfyer shouldnt be peeta.

  4. Hunger Games. Clash of the Titans was incredibly dissapointing, even by “popcorn movie” standards

  5. “Hunger Games” hands down unless it’s mishandled. Now that the TITANS franchise has competition lets see if the quality can be raised for both…

  6. The hunger games is a really great book. I really enjoyed it and if handled well ‘titans’ doesn’t stand a chance at beating it in the box office

  7. If I had to pick one: Hunger Games.

    I just finished the series and really hope they do justice to the first book.

    Vic

  8. Lauren Whiteley needs to play Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”
    ! Totally! Who’s with me???
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3601292/

  9. Hunger Games hands down. Clash 2 is not a film I’m dying to see opening weekend. It’s most likely a rental for me.

    But I love the Hunger Games, so I need to see that one in theaters.

  10. well i loved clash of the titans and cant wait for wrath of the titans, im looking forward to most is jack the giant killer, and iv never heard of the hunger games just offto see what its all about

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