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Casting News: Rosamund Pike confirmed to play Andromeda in 'Clash of the Titans 2' film

As previously posted here early last month, Rosamund Pike was in talks to play Andromeda in 'Wrath Of The Titans'. Now, Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just released a press release (with detailed plot/synopsis revealed via Coming Soon) that Rosamund Pike is officially confirmed in the cast of the sequel to Clash of the Titans (no official title as of yet for the sequel, 'Wrath of the Titans was a rumored title for now...) film with returning cast Sam Worthington as Perseus, Danny Huston as Poseidon, Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Liam Neeson as Zeus. One cast member (from the original cast) not returning in the sequel is Gemma Arterton (who is currently filming “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”), who played Io in the first film was not listed in the cast list of the press release.

Rosamund is playing Queen Andromeda, replacing Alexa Davalos, who played the Greek character in last year's "Clash of the Titans."  Joining RP in the new cast additions for Clash of the Titans 2 are: Bill Nighly as Hephaestus, Toby Kebbell Argenor, and Edgar Ramirez as Ares.

Also, principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' epic action adventure sequel to “Clash of the Titans,” being directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles”).

Here are the article via Variety and a full press release (including a detailed synopsis) via Coming Soon:

'Titans' sequel adds to cast
Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell join pic

LONDON -- Brit thesps Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy and Toby Kebbell have been confirmed to join the cast of Warner Bros.' "Clash of the Titans" sequel.

Pike is playing Queen Andromeda, replacing Alexa Davalos, who played the Greek character in last year's "Clash of the Titans." Variety reported that Pike was in talks for the part Feb. 8.

Kebbell, meanwhile, is set to play Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, while Nighy will play the fallen god Hephaestus.

The sequel, which is being helmed by "Battle: Los Angeles" director Jonathan Liebesman, will see Sam Worthington reprise his role as Perseus alongside Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Liam Neeson as Zeus. Edgar Ramirez and Danny Huston also topline the pic.

Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson and Steven Knight penned the script while Basil Iwanyk and Polly Cohen Johnsen produce.

Lensing is taking place at Shepperton Studios and on location in Surrey, South Wales and on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

Production Underway for Clash of the Titans 2

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic action adventure sequel to "Clash of the Titans," being directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Battle: Los Angeles"). Returning to star in the film are Sam Worthington ("Avatar") as Perseus, and Academy Award® nominees Ralph Fiennes ("The English Patient," the "Harry Potter" films) as Hades and Liam Neeson ("Schindler's List," "Unknown") as Zeus.

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.


Jonathan Liebesman directs the film from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson and Steven Knight, story Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on the 2010 hit "Clash of the Titans" and the 1981 film of the same name, written by the late Beverley Cross.

The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk ("The Town"), who also produced the previous "Clash of the Titans," and Polly Cohen Johnsen ("Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"). The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier.

Joining Worthington, Fiennes and Neeson in the international cast are Danny Huston ("Robin Hood"), reprising his role as Poseidon, god of the sea; Edgar Ramírez ("The Bourne Ultimatum," TV miniseries "Carlos") as the traitorous god of war, Ares; Bill Nighy ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1") as Hephaestus, whose twisted, lame figure belies his Olympian origins; Toby Kebbell ("Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time") as Agenor, imprisoned thief and son of Poseidon who joins Perseus on his journey to Tartarus; and Rosamund Pike ("Barney's Version") as Andromeda, the princess whose life Perseus once saved, and who now, as a queen, follows Perseus into battle.

The behind-the-scenes team bringing this mythical epic to life includes director of photography Ben Davis ("The Rite," "Kick Ass"); production designer Charles Wood ("The Italian Job," "The A-Team"); Academy Award®-winning editor Martin Walsh ("Chicago," "V for Vendetta"); and costume designer Jany Temime (the "Harry Potter" films). "Clash of the Titans 2" also reunites several talents from the previous film, including Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis ("The Dark Knight,"); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O'Sullivan ("The Dark Knight," "Saving Private Ryan"); and Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould ("Gladiator"). Also on board are Oscar®-nominated makeup designer Paul Engelen ("Frankenstein," "Robin Hood") and hair designer Kevin Alexander ("Robin Hood," "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian").

"Clash of the Titans 2" will be filming in studios outside London and will later shoot on location in Surrey, South Wales and in the Spanish Canary Islands on the island of Tenerife. The film is currently scheduled for release in March 2012.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Thunder Road Film, "Clash of the Titans 2" is being co-produced by Furia de Titanes II, A.I.E. and COTT Productions and will be distributed in 3D and 2D worldwide by Warner Bros. Entertainment Companies.

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  1. Warner Bros. is giving the franchise based on Greek mythology, another blow to a sequel, entitled Wrath of the Titans. Although they have reduced some of the main characters.

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