Saturday, January 8, 2011

EDGAR RAMIREZ, TOBY KEBBELL, BILL NIGHY & HAYLEY ATWELL TO JOIN SAM WORTHINGTON, LIAM NEESON, RALPH FIENNES AND GEMMA ARTERTON IN GREEK EPIC "WRATH OF THE TITANS"

Now I know most of you didn't like CLASH OF THE TITANS, but it did earn hundreds of millions of dollars around the world and the sequel is coming whether you want it or not :P As you know it will be titled WRATH OF THE TITANS and according to "Deadline" they already have the first addition to the main cast - dashing Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez (CARLOS) could be Ares. He will join Sam Worthington, who will play the brave Perseus again,  Liam Neeson,  who will reprise his role of  Zeus, the king of all the gods and the heavens, Ralph Fiennes as the evil Hades and possibly Gemma Arterton as the magical Io again. But he is not the only name
rumored to appear in the film.  There are news that young and charming Toby Kebbell (CHERI, PRINCE OF PERSIA SANDS OF TIME, ALEXANDER, ROCKN'ROLLA)  might appear as Agenor, a Phoenician king of Tyre, while veteran Bill Nighy might play Hephaestus, the Greek god of technology, artisans and blacksmiths. What's more, busty English actress Hayley Atwell, whom we have seen in THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH and who will also star in the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, could get the role of princess Andromeda. She was Perseus' love in the original myth, and was played by Alexa
Davalos
in the CLASH OF THE TITANS, but her role was pretty much pointless in it. One of the actresses whom Hayley will have to fight for the role is talented Clemence Poesy from HARRY POTTER who is also on the list of the possible candidates. 
The film will come out in 2012 directed by Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE LOS ANGELES, DARKNESS FALLS) who is replacing Louis Leterrier, the director of CLASH OF THE TITANS (and THE INCREDIBLE HULK) who didn't really satisfy the audience with the first part of the ancient Greek saga.

22 comments:

  1. Maybe I should go back and watch Clash of the Titans.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. you should, Masy, it's not as bad as some people say it is :) And it features all possible Greek Gods and Goddesses which makes it worth watching :)

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  3. Hopefully Worthington takes some acting lessons before they begin filming. And I hope the script contains some passion to it. Clash of the Titans was just so souless.

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  4. Titans unless they're on a football field don't interest me. Even then it's because oof who they're playing. Won't be marking the calendar for this one. :-{

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  5. I preferred the original Clash of the Titans. The new was not bad, it was just flat. With the exception of Gemma. I want them to do more with the gods instead of having them stand around and look pretty, which was my frustration with the first as well.

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  6. @Alex
    In a recent interview, Worthington promised that the sequel will be much better with deeper plot and more soul. Off course, he didn't say anything about his own acting.

    @Mary
    ah, and what if the Titans turn their wraith on you for not watching them? :))

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  7. @Melissa
    I agree, I was also disappointed with the fact that all those marvelous Gods were just standing there looking pretty, most of them not having a single line in the movie :(( The similar thing was with PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF but that one didn't have so many nice actors among the Gods.

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  8. Not sure about this one....
    I haven't heard many positive thing about Clash of the Titans.

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  9. Andrew, it wasn't great,but it wasn't as bad as fanboys claim :)

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  10. Interesting cast, may just change the disappoint of the Clash and turn things around~ One can hope...

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  11. Interesting post. Same as you say I didn't really like the first movie, but definitely will go to the cinema when the second part comes out =]

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  12. Hey Dezzy - I'm a Sam fan (trademark yell and all - LOL) I'm hopeful the 2nd Clash will be better and it'd be great if Sam improved his acting, too. It's important that we get better at whatever craft we work in - whether it be acting, writing ... =D

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  13. I missed "Clash" and I'll probably miss "Wrath" as well. In fact, at the rate I've been watching movies I'll probably be missing 98% of the movies that will be coming out each year--sad but true. I'm still trying to catch up with movies made 50 years ago. Tonight I watched a Marilyn Monroe film from 1957 that I'd never heard of--The Prince and the Showgirl. I'm a pretty sorry film buff I know.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  14. Have not seen Clash of the Titans yet, though heard how dissapointed so many were.
    Will still have to give it a try, and that will make me decide if I will try this. Thanks for the post Dezz

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  15. @Ella
    the cast certainly is lovely!

    @Doo
    yep there aren't many epics around in cinemas, so we must watch all that we can get :)

    @RaShelle
    yes, there's something in him that makes you wanna be his fan even though he's not the best of actors :) And, yes, developing yourself is the only way to live. Improvement is the only way to reach wisdom and perfection.

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  16. @Arlee
    ah, THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL is actually one of my favourite MArilyn's movies beside SOME LIKE IT HOT. And you know that the new film MY WEEK WITH MARILYN in which Michelle Williams plays MM will actually focus on the time when she was shooting that film.

    @Dempsey
    hey, at least the film will feature scantily clad ladies and gents with oil covered mythical bodies :)

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  17. I haven't seen Clash of the Titans. Guess I I'll just happen to not see the sequel!

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  18. the Titans will punish you, Lisa :)

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  19. Hello Dezmond! :) Thank You for your visit. And I'm really happy that Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are playing in one movie together :)

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  20. they already did it in CLASH OF THE TITANS, but they are kinda enemies in it :)

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  21. the commercial for the clash of the titans when zeus says "release the kraken!" was the reason i had to make my middle son a kraken costume for halloween. :)
    i didn't think it was a terrible movie...

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  22. ah, that sentence RELEASE THE KRAKEN has been used countless times after the film, it became a star on its own :) I even heard it being used in a film for adults :)))))

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)