Last month it was announced Jonathan Liebesman would be directing Clash of the Titans 2 and pre-production will begin shortly for an early 2011 shoot. Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton have already been confirmed to return as Perseus and Io, and now producer Basil Iwanyk has revealed Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson will be reprising their roles of Hades and Zeus.
‘Clash of the Titans 2’ will go February 1st in the UK. Jonathan Liebesman, who just did this movie ‘Battle: Los Angeles’, is directing it. We’re on early prep on that. It’s a huge movie and we want to do a much better job on it,” he told us. “Listen, we’re prideful people and we want to win and the 3D really helped us in a lot of ways, but we also took a lot of heat for it. I think for my own career and my own sense of purpose, I want this movie to rock… and it will.”
One of the questions many people will have is who may be returning, since they introduced a fairly large band of men around Sam Worthington’s Perseus, who (spoilers!) were mostly killed off. He confirmed the return of Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson as Hades and Zeus respectively and that there were three key new roles. “Some of the Gods are (back),” he confirmed. “Sam’s back, Gemma Arterton, Ralph and Liam’s back, but we have a whole new group of people. I think we learned a lot from the tone of the first one, whether or not it got too serious or got too jokey, and it’s a really cool group of guys and three new big roles that I think will be movie stars, and we have high expectations for it, we really really do.
I thought Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson were underused in Clash of the Titans so its good to know they will be back. One of the things missing from the movie was a good old battle of the Gods, so hopefully the new writing team have included a few ‘clashes’ here and there.
So far pretty much everyone involved has acknowledged that there were a few problems with the first film, which should help them to make a better movie second time round.
What do you want to see in Clash of the Titans 2?