‘Clash of the Titans 2′ Begins Production; Official Synopsis Released

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Humans, gods, and demi-gods alike are set to mix it up once again in next year’s Wrath of the Titans, also known as Clash of the Titans 2. Sam Worthington will be back in armor as Perseus, mortal son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) and defender of humankind, along with Oscar-nominee Ralph Fiennes as the diabolical Lord of the Underworld, Hades.

Principal photography has commenced overseas on the Clash of the Titans sequel, which it seems will not feature the return of Gemma Arterton as Io, after all. That makes sense, though, given that the actress will be in Germany for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters over the next several months.

Here is the official synopsis for Clash of the Titans 2:

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) – the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson) – is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Wrath of the Titans was scripted by relative newcomer Dan Mazeau, along with David Leslie Johnson and Oscar-nominee Steven Knight – with Green Lantern scriber Greg Berlanti also receiving credit for the screen story.

That’s a complimentary blend of writing talents, seeing how Mazeau has worked on in-development action-heavy fare like The Flash and Johnny Quest movies, while Johnson is known for crafting darker character-driven pieces like Red Riding Hood. Knight’s forte is that of gritty films in the social realism genre, including titles like Dirty Pretty Things and David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

clash of the titans roman centurians Clash of the Titans 2 Begins Production; Official Synopsis Released

Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman will be at the helm of the Titans sequel, and he plans to design the film as more of a grounded and authentic swords & sandals adventure, in the vein of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. That the filmmaker’s alien invasion pic was partially (and openly) modeled off Scott’s Black Hawk Down is likely no coincidence, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with emulating the artistic style of one of the more accomplished auteurs still working today.

What could be problematic is that Wrath of the Titans won’t be shot in 3D, but will still be released in the format – despite the bad taste left by Clash of the Titan‘s sloppy post-conversion 3D, which still lingers in many a moviegoer’s mouth.

Here’s hoping Clash of the Titans 2 actually proves to be better than its predecessor when it hits theaters next year on March 30th.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. Glad to see they’re returning to the Perseus/Andromeda couple from the original story.

    Bill Nighy appearance = Winning.

  2. Uh, I hated the original so much it made my face bleed, but where exactly did he get a son from? Did I miss something?

    • I’m just speculating, but I suspect it’ll be revealed that Perseus & Io had a son after the events of CotT, but that Io died from the sinister off-camera disease before the events of the sequel. 8-)

      • Hang on, I’m really confused. One didnt Io die in the first film??? and two, isnt Gemma Arterton returning in the sequel???
        My head hurts.

        • Zeus resurrected Io at the end of the CotT remake – though it was done in a rather muddled fashion, so a lot of moviegoers apparently missed that.

          Arterton was long thought to be returning for the sequel, but, going off the official press release from Warner Bros., she is not.

          • Yeah I missed it alright, although I was fading in and out towards the end.
            Huh, I thought Arterton was in this sequel, definitely no reason to watch it now!

    • I’m with you on the face bleeding part. My eyes bled a bit too. At one point I was so bored I nearly got up and left after my popcorn was gone (the best part of the whole movie)

  3. Ok my first question and the only one that will decide if I will see the next movie even though I liked the first one……will Jonathan Liebesman actually use a steadycam??

  4. I almost thought I was reading the story from Disney’s Hercules for a second

  5. It also doesnt say who is playing Kronos…

    • I would get Clint Eastwood, but it would be hard seeing him as the bad guy. He could also lend his directing talents.

  6. I really enjoyed the first one… it wasn’t a great theatrical feat and won’t stay with me the way the first one had, but all in a ll a good popcorn flick. I’m looking forward to this one probably being the same.

    In the last one, I was OK with the Io pairing as a change from the first, largely because I liked the Io character (it somehow made more sense to me) and Arterton as an actress. Although it flies in the face of the origins of the story itself, so does Calibos (always kinda funny to see Shakespeares Caliban thrown into the Greek epic to make it better) another element I’ve liked from the first 2. I hope Gemma plays a role in this.

    • Well, at least someone liked the last movie – I thought it sucked big time. The first movie I actually watched in 3D and there was no point to it whatsoever and I am a massive fan of the first and original COTT. Bring in Kratos and have all of these muppets sliced to death, especially Worthington/Perseus who was born just down the road from me!!

      • I’ve noticed that alot of those who were huge fans of the first hated this one. As a kid I loved the original (besides being cool as hell for 1981, the hero had hair like mine, which meant alot to a 9 year old who got made fun of for his long dark locks)– as an adult, it’s good but not fantastic, and I say that as a fan of claymation and other older FX. I also noticed that those who watched it the first time in 2D tend to like it more… and of course some hate Sam and other just plain hated the show. That being said, I know alot of people who really liked it, moreso than those who didn’t (online being the exception.)

        I wonder if there is a concensus as to what would’ve made it a better movie aside from the post-production 3D failure and Worthington’s lackluster performance.

  7. I only ask that Worthington’s hair match the period in which this film is said to take place.

  8. give it a god of war vibe and it’s win!

  9. I liked the remake (better than the over-rated original), but my interest has dropped b/c of my bordem with Battle: Los Angeles. Hopefully, Liebesman makes this film better.

  10. Wasn’t Javier Bardem suppossed to be in this movie??

    • For some reason he couldn’t make it, so they put Edgar. Hey, they look like they were separated at birth anyway, so… And hey, if by some tragedy Edgar can’t play, there’s always Jeffrey Dean Morgan and no one would notice! :)

  11. Can they go in a digitally add hair to Worthington in the first film?

    • Can they digitally make him act?

      • No DSB lol. no amount of help can make him an actor.

        • Can they digitally add a story that is better than what I used to write in Jr. High writing assignments???

  12. so the guy with arthritis will be directing this aye… guess i’ll be saving myself some cash ;)

  13. I can’t be less excited about this little project.

    The remake, like most remakes, was just terrible. Even with 3D and all that CGI it couldn’t save the crappy script and acting. (not to mention the Gods walking around in chromed full plate ala Excalibur…/rolls eyes)

  14. Venezuela in da house! This movie has four words that make it a must see: Edgar Ramirez (hey, gotta support mi gente from Venezuela) and Bill Nighy. I’m a huge fan of the 1981 original, and was really let down by the remake (didn’t think it was the worst movie of last year, though). I applaud that they’re giving the Andromeda character more “meat”, too. Sidenote: I do hope that Liebesman learned his lesson from BATTLE:LA and makes this, you know, fun.

  15. At least they actually have “Titans” in a Clash of the TITANS movie this time….

  16. There is just no pleasing some people…!!!
    I for one liked the 1st movie and liked it more knowing that Gemma Arterton was in it. I love her, she’s really hot and she was great in prince of persia. I am saddened knowing that she isn’t in this film but its kool. I just hope they really try to top the 1st film with more sick demonic creatures, graphics and a hell of a lot more action and blood, something like god of war.

    • I’ve met Gemma Arterton. She’s lovely.

      • Did you fix what was wrong?

  17. Hugh Laurie can make an awesome villain Ares (The God of War) in WRATH OF THE TITANS. First I casted him to the WONDER WOMAN (Live Action Movie) to play The Amazing Amazon’s arch-nemesis enemy. Not the Pilot I was talking about. Just the WONDER WOMAN movie is based on Greek Mythical Hero living in the real world as a Crime-Fighther like Hercules who is more swifter than Mercury and More Powerful than Hercules.

  18. Well this is good news but what the hell happen to Gemma Artenton being in this movie? Thats like telling someone they have a good looking face and then beat the crap out of it.

  19. I hated the remake as much as I loved the original. The original had heart and warmth and clean white togas…. I curse George Lucas for promoting the dirty realism that is a feature of so many sci fi and fantasy movies these days…. I dont want characters to look like they stink!!!!
    I hate Sam Worthington too…I hope his rabbit dies and the hutch burns down!

  20. Somebody stop them please

  21. Well this is isn’t nothing new in the story plot, it suppose to be made back in the 2000 as a new feature title under Warner’s “King of the Gods”, the same story is incorporated here, so back in 2000 they dished that project and instead made Clash of the Titans re-make. Why because clash had already had a story from the previous work of the 1982 version, they didn’t need for some creative story taller to pay millions to give them their taste, it was easier for them to re-do Clash, and continue with a franchise. What they did is, they keep on going with the same story flow but instead make it something original, they changed the script a bit from their dead project “King of the Gods”, and that story centers on the Gods overflowing the Titans and imprisoning them in the underworld. This is the same story how and Zeus becomes king of the Gods. They have probably continued with the same story just adding Pursues in this new movies, becuse it was already there from the first Clash movie, to them it become like of lucky charm making this sequel was not hard for them because, they already had the foundation for the story which is Pursues from Clash 1, then bringing the script from “King of the Gods”, which gives them bonus to transfer that project into a trilogy. So Instead making “King of the Gods” back in 2000, they blended Clash -1theme plus adding King of the Gods story. And now it becomes Clash 2.

    It’s not surprising Liebesman made so many hints that his movies is going to be kind of Gladiator with CG Monsters, so it’s not far fetched either. “King of the Gods” original script has Lord of the Rings feel to it and it was suppose to be brutal and dark theme, so Liebesman script is authentic and grounded sword – sandal with a lots of army and creatures battling each other.

  22. i think it is better that Io will not return, they chose andromeda coz the fans loves her even in the classic 1981… besides i like andromeda better than Io… i saw the trailer not bad at all