It was built as a major new franchise but what are the chances of Clash Of The Titans 3 still happening? The original Clash Of The Titans is a cult adventure from 1981 that follows Perseus, the son of Zeus who much face-off with mythological creatures like Medusa and the Kraken to save the woman he loves. The film featured a great cast - including Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) - and incredible stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen.
Clash Of The Titans was then remade in 2010 by director Louis Leterrier (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). The film again featured a major cast, including Liam Neeson, Mads Mikkelsen, and a post-Avatar Sam Worthington but while it was a hit, it received a roundly negative reception for its horrid 2D to 3D post-conversion. Leterrier would later agree with the reception to the 3D, going so far as to call it a gimmick designed to steal money from audiences. Worthington later returned for 2012's Wrath Of The Titans, which again received mediocre reviews and earned less than its predecessor.
A third film dubbed Revenge Of The Titans was confirmed to be in development before the second entry was released, but what are the odds of a Clash Of The Titans 3 actually happening?
Sam Worthington Cast Doubt On Clash Of The Titans 3
While Wrath Of The Titans was more or less a hit, profits had undeniably dropped from the first movie. This is likely one reason Sam Worthington doubted Clash Of The Titans 3 would be moving ahead in a 2013 interview, with franchise producer Basil Iwanyk later backing this by stating a lack of "fresh ideas" for a third movie had stalled it.
No story details were revealed for Revenge Of The Titans, with the previous movie ending with the death of Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Perseus handing his sword to son Heleus (John Bell, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies). This implied father and son could team up for a future titan clashing.
Revenge Of The Titans Likely Won't Happen
While Clash Of The Titans 2010 was a success, its legacy is that of a forgettable blockbuster that was sold on a terrible 3D conversation. Combined with the disappointing performance of Wrath Of The Titans, general lack of audience love for the franchise and the failure of similar movies like Gods Of Egypt, it's hard to see a studio getting behind a potential Clash Of The Titans 3.
Maybe Sam Worthington's return to blockbusters for James Cameron's Avatar sequels will ignite a spark for the dormant series, but Clash Of The Titans 3 is unlikely to move forward anytime soon.