The stars are lining up for the upcoming sequel to "Clash of the Titans," "Wrath of the Titans." Edgar Ramirez, best known for his roles in "Vantage Point" and "The Bourne Ultimatum," is officially in negotiations to play the god of war, Ares, according to The Wrap. It sounds like he is one of the Titans to get a beefed up role in the sequel, because Tamer Hassan played Ares as a minor role in the first flick.
They'll be joining the returning cast from the first film of Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. The Wrap is unclear whether the rest Zeus's mythological court of Apollo (Luke Evans), Athena (Izabella Miko), Poseidon (Danny Huston), Hermes (Alexander Siddig) and the rest will be replaced or reprising their roles as Titans.
Yet another character being released in the sequel is the princess Andromeda, who was played by Alexa Davalos in 2010's "Clash of the Titans." The princess was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia and kind-of-sort-of-not-really was Perseus's love interest in the film.
"Captain America" star Hayley Atwell is on Jonathan Liebesman's shortlist of actresses testing for the role. She is joined by Clemence Poesy ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"), Janet Montgomery ("Black Swan") Georgina Haig ("Wasted Youth") and Dominique McElligott ("Moon").
Last but not least, Bill Nighy is being courted to play Hephaestus, the Greek god of technology, artisans and blacksmiths. He served as blacksmith for the gods, and was thrown out of the heavens in disgust because he was lame. Sounds like the shapings of a villain to us. But we're not sure how the chronology of this is worked out, since in Greek mythology Hephaestus is allegedly the son of Zeus and Hera, and Nighy is just a teensy bit older than Neeson is. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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