The stage is once again set for Sam Worthington as Perseus (this time, sporting a mullet) to lead humanity in battle against the Gods and their (literally) titanic monstrous foes in Wrath of the Titans. The upcoming sequel to the 2010 Clash of the Titans remake features several new faces on both sides of the camera, in the hopes of offering a mythological epic that marks a thematic improvement on its predecessor (while also matching that film's huge box office success).
Today we have twenty high-resolution Titans images that offer a better look at Worthington's wonky new hairdo, along with such franchise newcomers as Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice) as Queen Andromeda, Toby Kebbell (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) as the demigod Argenor, Édgar Ramírez (Carlos) as Ares the God of War, and Bill Nighy (Underworld) as the fallen deity Hephaestus.
Wrath of the Titans picks up ten years after the events of Clash of the Titans and sees Hades (Ralph Fiennes) conspiring with Ares to free the imprisoned Titans and unleash hell on Earth, while also siphoning away Zeus' (Liam Neeson) godly abilities and leaving him trapped in the Underworld. Perseus joins forces with Andromeda, Argenor, and Hephaestus in order to find a legendary weapon which will allow them to defeat the Titans, rescue Zeus, and restore order to the world once more.
Check out the latest stills from Wrath of the Titans in our gallery:
Jokes about Worthington's curly locks aside, early footage and images suggest that Wrath of the Titans does away with many of the especially hokey character elements found in its predecessor (Zeus' shiny armor, Hades' hoarse voice, etc.) while also offering more impressive set pieces that mix top-notch CGI Greek mythology creatures with a convincingly dirty and messy ancient world setting.
Wrath of the Titans was overseen by director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and primarily written by such screenwriters as David Johnson (Orphan, Red Riding Hood) and relative newcomer Dan Mazeau. Liebesman and Johnson both stand to improve on the serviceable genre fare they've produced before, Mazeau has already impressed studio heads with his work.
That's all to say: Wrath of the Titans has the potential to be a much better popcorn flick than the Titans remake (to say nothing of the guaranteed improvement in 3D visuals). Here's hoping it fulfills that promise.
Wrath of the Titans will be unleashed in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on March 30th, 2012.