Rumored to be called “Wrath of the Titans,” the sequel has already recruited “Carlos” actor Edgar Ramirez for warmongering god Ares, “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” baddie Toby Kebbell for King Agenor and Bill Nighy for technological deity Hephaestus.
Now, add another piece to the puzzle: Rosamund Pike, best known as the Bond girl in “Die Another Day” plus a slew of indie movies including “Barney’s Version,” has been cast in the pivotal role of Andromeda for “Wrath of the Titans.” She’s taking over the role from Alexa Davalos, who played Andromeda in the 2010 action flick but couldn’t line her schedule up for the Jonathan Liebesman-directed sequel.
In securing the role, Pike beats out a bountiful list of beautiful women previously rumored for Andromeda such as Hayley Atwell (“Captain America”), Clemence Posey (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Janet Montgomery (“Black Swan”), Georgina Haig (“Wasted Youth”) and Dominique McElligott (“Moon”).
For those unfamiliar with the character, Andromeda served as something of a love interest to Sam Worthington’s Perseus in the previous “Clash” film. She’s the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia, and is said to have a much bigger role for “Wrath.” Good thing they’ve got Pike, who is a terrific actress and is sure to help Worthington in his quest to make this “Titans” follow-up a stronger effort than the first outing.
Pike’s casting is interesting for another reason: she was recently rumored for a leading role in Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot, potentially as the Kryptonian villainess Ursa. But Deadline tells us that Pike’s casting in “Wrath” takes her off the table for the DC Comics adaptation, and since Diane Kruger already shot those rumors down, that only leaves Alice Eve among the originally reported candidates – unless there’s weight to those LiLo rumors, and we sincerely hope there isn’t.
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