Bill Nighy and Danny Huston have both signed on to the upcoming sequel to last year’s
Clash Of The Titans
Nighy will take on the role of Hephaestus, the son of Zeus and Hera and the god of blacksmiths, fire and volcanoes.
Meanwhile, Huston will reprise his role as Poseidon – and will no doubt be gifted more screentime this time around after a blink-and-miss-him look in the first Clash .
A Warner Bros press release confirmed the casting, while also seemingly announcing that Gemma Arterton would not be returning for the follow-up – her name was conspicuously absent from the statement.
What we do have, though, is a lengthy official plot synopsis for the movie. Check it out below...
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.
Wrath Of The Titans opens 30 March, 2012.
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