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Liam Neeson will return as Zeus in Wrath of the Titans

5 years agoby:

I would have thought that everyone attached to CLASH OF THE TITANS would have gone running for the hills after that film was released, especially the duo who are actually Oscar-caliber actors, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson, last seen together in SCHINDLER'S LIST.

But Fiennes joined Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton in pledging to return for the sequel, and now the last holdout, Neeson, has followed suit. I imagine it would have been kind of hard to make a Greek mythology movie without Zeus, and hopefully Neeson got a pretty paycheck for coming back to one of his worst roles in a decade.

Neeson however, maintains he's excited for it, and this is what he told Belfast Telegraph about the film so far:

"They're on script ten," he explained to the Belfast Telegraph. "I've only read half of it and there is still work being done." But, he promises, "I think it's going to be some kick-ass stuff with a very human story to it."

"We will start next March. I'm very much looking forward to it. It's a whole revamping, you know," he added.

I'm not sure what a "whole revamping" consists of, but it can't be bad considering the first film. Also, if rumored cast members James Franco, as Poseidon's son, and Javier Bardem, as Ares, God of War, actually turn out to be involved, this could possibly be something to look forward to. Maybe?

Extra Tidbit: Fun fact: Neeson's Zeus is the first movie character to be entirely clothed using lens flares.

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10:56PM on 12/09/2010
Regarding the tidbit: Wasn't Jor El clothed entirely in lens flares in the old Superman movie?
Regarding the tidbit: Wasn't Jor El clothed entirely in lens flares in the old Superman movie?
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9:33AM on 12/09/2010
Release the Krackin!
Release the Krackin!
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12:22PM on 12/09/2010
9:36PM on 12/08/2010
Can't say I'm excited for this. On a separate note, I've always considered Javier Bardem to be the most worthy candidate to play Kratos had they decided to make a God Of War movie. Funny how here he's rumored to be playing Ares, who is in fact, the God Of War.

Also, Clash Of The Titans sucked and Sam Worthington has the charisma of a sloth.
Can't say I'm excited for this. On a separate note, I've always considered Javier Bardem to be the most worthy candidate to play Kratos had they decided to make a God Of War movie. Funny how here he's rumored to be playing Ares, who is in fact, the God Of War.

Also, Clash Of The Titans sucked and Sam Worthington has the charisma of a sloth.
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7:02PM on 12/08/2010

It was pretty Meh.

COTT was as blah as worthingtons acting. Lets hope they make this sequel worth while.
COTT was as blah as worthingtons acting. Lets hope they make this sequel worth while.
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6:47PM on 12/08/2010
Wow, I can't believe anyone liked this movie. I guess some people will like anything with nice CGI. Don't get me wrong, I think there might have been a good movie in there somewhere (director's cut?), but it wasn't the version that was released. I'm guessing the people who like those who made Transformers 2 such a big money maker.
Wow, I can't believe anyone liked this movie. I guess some people will like anything with nice CGI. Don't get me wrong, I think there might have been a good movie in there somewhere (director's cut?), but it wasn't the version that was released. I'm guessing the people who like those who made Transformers 2 such a big money maker.
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5:42PM on 12/08/2010
I went into the first one with NO expectations...and surprisingly ended up enjoying it. It's far from being my favorite movie of the year or anything, but it was fun for what it was. And Gemma Arterton was soooooo hot in it. That being said, I'm actually looking forward to the sequel.
I went into the first one with NO expectations...and surprisingly ended up enjoying it. It's far from being my favorite movie of the year or anything, but it was fun for what it was. And Gemma Arterton was soooooo hot in it. That being said, I'm actually looking forward to the sequel.
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5:32PM on 12/08/2010
Of course this new installment will be worth it! The 1st film IMO rocked! my fav of 2010.
Of course this new installment will be worth it! The 1st film IMO rocked! my fav of 2010.
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4:46PM on 12/08/2010
How bout that directors cut first then you can get on with your little sequel.
How bout that directors cut first then you can get on with your little sequel.
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6:53AM on 12/09/2010
my thought exactly ! but the director's cut is SO different from the theatrical one, that the sequel would loose the people who would have only seen the theatrical one...
At least, they should release it in DVD/BR, just for people to see that the producer cut killed the movie for so many people, not the director of the film !!! And it's not the first nor will it be the last time it appens.
my thought exactly ! but the director's cut is SO different from the theatrical one, that the sequel would loose the people who would have only seen the theatrical one...
At least, they should release it in DVD/BR, just for people to see that the producer cut killed the movie for so many people, not the director of the film !!! And it's not the first nor will it be the last time it appens.
4:13PM on 12/08/2010
I enjoyed Clash and I welcome the second. I think its because I wasn't one of the people to drop 10 or more Dollars on the horrible 3d experience transfer.
I enjoyed Clash and I welcome the second. I think its because I wasn't one of the people to drop 10 or more Dollars on the horrible 3d experience transfer.
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3:52PM on 12/08/2010
I had high hopes for COTT but was extraordinarily disappointed. I loved the cast (minus Worthington) and director but the story simply wasn't there. The performances weren't there. The action wasn't there. The thrill and fun simply weren't there.

That said, if I hear that the studios won't cut this one to pieces, I might still check this out. I love all things related to Greek mythology but I'm much more interested in Tarsem's Immortals than any sequel to COTT.
I had high hopes for COTT but was extraordinarily disappointed. I loved the cast (minus Worthington) and director but the story simply wasn't there. The performances weren't there. The action wasn't there. The thrill and fun simply weren't there.

That said, if I hear that the studios won't cut this one to pieces, I might still check this out. I love all things related to Greek mythology but I'm much more interested in Tarsem's Immortals than any sequel to COTT.
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3:43PM on 12/08/2010
Yes the first Clash of the Titans was crap mainly because of studio interference, but what makes people think the studio won't get in the way of the sequel either? The first Titans made plenty of cash for them as is.
Yes the first Clash of the Titans was crap mainly because of studio interference, but what makes people think the studio won't get in the way of the sequel either? The first Titans made plenty of cash for them as is.
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3:35PM on 12/08/2010
I am torn on the first movie. yes it was a remake of a movie very close to my heart but the effects alone made it pretty entertaining. Sadly Worthington has zero personality and the most emotionless eyes of any actor I can think of and Fiennes and Neeson stank like old cheese. They better not try and cramp the style of any forthcoming God of War movie, which as I keep saying, should be a mture CGI affair using the game likeness of Kratos. That would be the only way to achieve the spectacle it
I am torn on the first movie. yes it was a remake of a movie very close to my heart but the effects alone made it pretty entertaining. Sadly Worthington has zero personality and the most emotionless eyes of any actor I can think of and Fiennes and Neeson stank like old cheese. They better not try and cramp the style of any forthcoming God of War movie, which as I keep saying, should be a mture CGI affair using the game likeness of Kratos. That would be the only way to achieve the spectacle it deserves.
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2:47PM on 12/08/2010

Wtf?

I dont understand how some of you even liked Titans. I knew it was going to be an epic piece of shite as soon as the reviews started rolling in for it. It was better as a movie trailer. I could barely sit through the thing. I often wonder at some of you posters giving it your approval. You must be from the video game A.D.D. generation where shit like this is cool.

It sucked and now they are trying to "REVAMP" it. Which means it might be 2% better or knowing hollywood, 100% worse than the
I dont understand how some of you even liked Titans. I knew it was going to be an epic piece of shite as soon as the reviews started rolling in for it. It was better as a movie trailer. I could barely sit through the thing. I often wonder at some of you posters giving it your approval. You must be from the video game A.D.D. generation where shit like this is cool.

It sucked and now they are trying to "REVAMP" it. Which means it might be 2% better or knowing hollywood, 100% worse than the 1st one.

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3:22PM on 12/08/2010
People are major idiots and easy to please. They see something shiny and flashy and it hypnotizes them.
People are major idiots and easy to please. They see something shiny and flashy and it hypnotizes them.
3:55PM on 12/08/2010
Well, I'm not an idiot, nor do I have ADD, but I am pretty easy to please. Yeah, I like shiny and flashy things. And I like boobs, kittens, rock music, classic Disney movies, sunsets, etc. Truth is, I enjoy high art just as much as I enjoy a fun, throwaway blockbuster. Entertainment is all about perception, dudes. If a movie makes my happy sensors in my brain go all crazy, then I like the movie. I don't see a problem there...
Well, I'm not an idiot, nor do I have ADD, but I am pretty easy to please. Yeah, I like shiny and flashy things. And I like boobs, kittens, rock music, classic Disney movies, sunsets, etc. Truth is, I enjoy high art just as much as I enjoy a fun, throwaway blockbuster. Entertainment is all about perception, dudes. If a movie makes my happy sensors in my brain go all crazy, then I like the movie. I don't see a problem there...
1:49PM on 12/08/2010
I'm starting to get tired of defending COTT. Was I really one of the only people who liked it? I mean, it had a hack and slash editing job, sure, but it was a blast otherwise. Maybe I'm going crazy.

Anywho, color me excited for the sequel.
I'm starting to get tired of defending COTT. Was I really one of the only people who liked it? I mean, it had a hack and slash editing job, sure, but it was a blast otherwise. Maybe I'm going crazy.

Anywho, color me excited for the sequel.
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12:47PM on 12/08/2010
Well if "whol(ly) revamping" this means dropping the damn BRITISH accents for an ANCIENT GREEK movie, for ONCE IN CINEMATIC HISTORY...then consider me excited.

Otherwise, meh. We'll have to wait and see.
Well if "whol(ly) revamping" this means dropping the damn BRITISH accents for an ANCIENT GREEK movie, for ONCE IN CINEMATIC HISTORY...then consider me excited.

Otherwise, meh. We'll have to wait and see.
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12:55PM on 12/08/2010
What language do you suggest?
What language do you suggest?
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12:43PM on 12/08/2010
It shouldn't have been possible for a movie with Clash's subject matter to be boring, but it was. And Worthington was absolutely one of the most dull action movie heroes I've ever seen. I know he can do better, so I'm hoping the the sequel will turn out to be a great improvement over the first movie. A writer who knows how to write interesting characters and something other than the most basic expository dialogue would be a great start.
It shouldn't have been possible for a movie with Clash's subject matter to be boring, but it was. And Worthington was absolutely one of the most dull action movie heroes I've ever seen. I know he can do better, so I'm hoping the the sequel will turn out to be a great improvement over the first movie. A writer who knows how to write interesting characters and something other than the most basic expository dialogue would be a great start.
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12:28PM on 12/08/2010

Clash

I really enjoyed Clash of the Titans, I thought Neeson and Fiennes owned, Worthington was good. It was pretty bloody and they weren't afraid to take people out. I really don't get all the hate unless it is related to the slipshod 3-D (I watched it on DVD so no 3-D qualms for me). I'll be there for WRATH.
I really enjoyed Clash of the Titans, I thought Neeson and Fiennes owned, Worthington was good. It was pretty bloody and they weren't afraid to take people out. I really don't get all the hate unless it is related to the slipshod 3-D (I watched it on DVD so no 3-D qualms for me). I'll be there for WRATH.
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12:08PM on 12/08/2010
The first film was such a colossal piece of shit I have no hope for this one. The first was the antithesis of fun.
The first film was such a colossal piece of shit I have no hope for this one. The first was the antithesis of fun.
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11:57AM on 12/08/2010
Despite its faults, I actually enjoyed the heck out of Tians, so I'm looking forward to the sequel. Having the original cast retunr, especially Neeson, makes me that much more interested. Zeus was bada$$ in th first.
Despite its faults, I actually enjoyed the heck out of Tians, so I'm looking forward to the sequel. Having the original cast retunr, especially Neeson, makes me that much more interested. Zeus was bada$$ in th first.
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11:54AM on 12/08/2010
I wasn't a fan of the 1st one, but if Neeson's said its getting revamped ill take his word for it and look for the best.
I wasn't a fan of the 1st one, but if Neeson's said its getting revamped ill take his word for it and look for the best.
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11:46AM on 12/08/2010
I liked the first one. It had its flaws, but I think that was because the studio got in the way and edited the crap out of it.

With the whole or majority of the cast returning, I am sure this movie will be better.
I liked the first one. It had its flaws, but I think that was because the studio got in the way and edited the crap out of it.

With the whole or majority of the cast returning, I am sure this movie will be better.
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3:19PM on 12/08/2010
Another piece of shit movie that you enjoyed.....the list keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Which did you enjoy more, this or Twilight?
Another piece of shit movie that you enjoyed.....the list keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Which did you enjoy more, this or Twilight?
3:22PM on 12/08/2010
Can your taste in movies get any worse?
Can your taste in movies get any worse?
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11:24AM on 12/08/2010
zeus was such a douchebag in that movie. "yeah, i just f*cked your wife. now i'ma turn into an eagle and bounce. peace n*gga!"
zeus was such a douchebag in that movie. "yeah, i just f*cked your wife. now i'ma turn into an eagle and bounce. peace n*gga!"
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