It doesn't matter whether you agree with the decision to put the upcoming Clash of the Titans sequel through a post-production 3D conversion. It's happening and that's that. We may as well get past it and simply wait to snicker when people once again complain of headaches ... or be proven completely wrong when those complaints never come and quietly shuffle away.
A press release announced today the production has officially begun on the Jonathan Liebesman-directed follow-up. Previous reports had pegged the title as Wrath of the Titans, but it seems now that it has been changed to Clash of the Titans 2. It also seems that star Gemma Arterton will not be returning, likely because she recently booked a role in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
The press release also provides a synopsis, our first real detail on where this sequel will take things:
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.