Production has begun on Clash of the Titans II. ‘YAAAWWNNN.” Sorry, I tried to watch the remake, but when they dissed Bubo the mechanical owl, I just lost all interest. Most of the cast is returning except Gemma Arterton, just another reason I probably won’t bother watching this until it hits the Premium cable channels for free.
Here’s the plot:
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.
So after all that talk about “Mankind on it’s own,” and “Man not needing the gods,” Perseus is gonna just run save daddy Zeus. I would at least respect the reboot more if Perseus decided to defeat Kronos and Zeus both. I love that they are using the “Gods losing power because of lack of devotion” thing. Kinda makes me wonder why the Titans have any power at all, since no one has been devoted to them either . . .