Rosamund Pike will be replacing Alexa Davalos in the role Andromeda in the upcoming Clash Of The Titans sequel, Wrath Of The Titans. Davalos is reportedly unavailable to reprise the role when filming starts later this year.
Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington are both set to return to their roles of the Greek god Zeus and his half mortal son Perseus respectfully.
While the character was pretty much a plot device in the first film – claims that Andromeda’s beauty rivaled the gods angered Zeus to the point that he demanded that she be sacrificed to the monstrous Kraken – is reported to be expanded for the follow up. If true, it is possible that the role is being enlarged due to the unavailability of Gemma Arterton, who played Io in the original. Arterton has not yet been announced as joining the sequel and is scheduled to begin filming Hansel And Gretal: Witch Hunters in March.
Battle: Los Angeles helmer Jonathan Liebesman is behind the camera for Wrath Of The Titans, which studio Warner Brothers has already scheduled for a March 30, 2012.
I was in no way a fan of the last year’s Clash Of The Titans, feeling that the film had a number of problems from its horrible post-production conversion to 3D to a script that started off muddled and only got worse through reported studio interference at the editing stage and forced reshoots. Hopefully, things will go a little smoother this time and the end result will be a better film than the first one.