Back in 2010, Warner Bros. released ‘Clash of the Titans’, an epic 3D remake based on the Greek myth of Perseus starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson. Despite the generally negative reviews, the film achieved box office success, which warranted a 2012 sequel titled ‘Wrath of the Titans’. Though it received slightly better reviews, it didn’t perform as well as its predecessor. Still, the studio announced that a third film was in development shortly after the release of the second, but since then, we’ve received no update on the project. Now, someone close to the production reveals the progress – or lack thereof – on ‘Clash of the Titans 3’.
According to an interview with IGN, producer Basil Iwanyk revealed that the next chapter of the ‘Clash’ saga is currently on the shelf due to many other projects like it in the works such as ‘300: Rise of an Empire’, ‘The Legend of Hercules’ starring Kellan Lutz, and Brett Ratner’s ‘Hercules’ starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He went on to say what it would take to bring the project back into play:
“Not at this point, but you never know. In terms of ‘Clash of the Titans 3’, it’s one of those situations where we’ve seen it a million times; a movie will kind of float away and then come back when it’s supposed to come back. You’d think that there was three and a half, four years of nonstop ‘Clash of the Titans’ activity, and I think it is, ‘Okay, what’s the new idea? How do you make it fresh?’ You know, a lot of movies have come out in that world, including ‘Immortals’ and ‘300’. So there will be a time and place where someone will come up with a great idea for it and how to make it feel different and fresh from the previous ones. Then we’ll hopefully move forward on that.”
In addition to those films previously described that have contributed to the hold up of ‘CotT3’, Iwanyk is producing another film in the mythological genre from Alex Proyas called ‘Gods of Egypt’ starring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, so he won’t be too out of practice if the gods are called back to Mount Olympus. As for others involved in the ‘Clash’ franchise, Worthington will probably be pretty busy with James Cameron’s upcoming ‘Avatar’ sequels, so who knows when he’d even find the time to take on Zeus, Hades, and the other gods?
Are you disappointed that ‘Clash of the Titans 3’ probably isn’t happening? Or were you one of the many that forgot that the remake and its sequel were even a thing? Let us know in the comments below.