Despite the poor reviews, and even poorer 3D, Clash of the Titans has warranted a sequel. I guess it has that worldwide box office total of $500 million to thank. Clash of the Titans 2 is getting underway and the film already has quite the cast. Star Sam Worthington will be returning and the film also added a couple new faces in Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike. Furthermore it seems as if Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are going to be reprising their roles. Today we get news that Danny Huston will also be returning to the film, once again playing the role of Poseidon and Bill Nighy will join the cast in the role of Hephaestus, the deformed blacksmith God.
In addition to the casting news, we also get a plot summary, which you can check out below.
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—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 and Poseidon. 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.
The cast is looking solid for this one but then again, the first one also had a good cast and we all know how well it turned out. Furthermore, the sequel is in the hands of Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman which doesn’t give me much faith. I’m sure the film will do well at the box office but I expect it to have the same fate with critics as the first one did.