Warner Bros. today revealed a brand new trailer for CGI-heavy Ancient Greek odyssey Wrath of the Titans (2012), the 3D sequel to 2010’s hugely underwhelming Clash of the Titans. Tagged the ‘Oblivion trailer’, the short montage of footage gives us a glimpse of some of the film’s titular Titans (a race of powerful deities imprisoned by Zeus and his army of Olympians), obliterating pretty much everything before them. In their way stands Perseus (Sam Worthington), dragged out of retirement 10 years after defeating the Kraken to once again save both humanity and the gods from this new threat.
It looks very much like more of the same from Warner Bros., with Clash… director Louis Leterrier replaced in the director’s chair by Jonathan Liebesman (best known for 2011’s Battle Los Angeles). Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes return as godly brothers Zeus and Hades, whilst Rosamund Pike makes her first appearance in the franchise as the beguiling-yet-deadly Queen Andromeda.
The film’s success will likely hinge on its large scale fight scenes agains the Titans, and the new Oblivion trailer certainly gives us an eyeful of the monstrosities on offer including the Cyclops, a creature that could be Cerberus and the ginormous Titan leader Kronos, father of Zeus/Hades.
Rejecting 3D conversion in favour of ‘true 3D’ on this outing (Wrath of the Titans will also screen in IMAX 3D), Warner Bros. look to have addressed some of the main technical failings of the dire first film – here’s hoping that they also spent a bit more time on the script this time around.
Wrath of the Titans is released in UK cinemas on 30 March, 2012.