Clash of the Titans (film series)

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Clash of the Titans
Created byDesmond Davis
Ray Harryhausen
Charles H. Schneer
Original workClash of the Titans (1981)
Print publications
ComicsWrath of the Titans
Films and television
Film(s)Clash of the Titans (1981)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Video game(s)Clash of the Titans
Soundtrack(s)Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans is a BritishAmerican fantasy action film franchise based on characters and myths of Ancient Greek mythology. The first film, Clash of the Titans, was released in 1981 with a remake made in 2010. The remake spawned a sequel, Wrath of the Titans, in 2012. A third film, Revenge of the Titans, was in development but never got off the ground.


The series began with Clash of the Titans in 1981. It was followed by a remake of the same name in 2010, and a sequel Wrath of the Titans in 2012.

In 1984, a concept for a sequel for the original 1981 film was proposed to MGM, but was never made. The film would have been called Force of the Trojans.[1]

In November 2011, Warner Bros. hired Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson to develop and write a treatment for a third installment, Revenge of the Titans. The pair had previously written Wrath of the Titans, which was still in post-production at the time.[2] In the spring of 2013, Sam Worthington said he did not think a third film would be made.[3]


Character Original film Remake films
Clash of the Titans Clash of the Titans Wrath of the Titans
1981 2010 2012
Perseus Harry Hamlin Sam Worthington
Andromeda Judi Bowker Alexa Davalos Rosamund Pike
Zeus Laurence Olivier Liam Neeson
Poseidon Jack Gwillim Danny Huston
Hephaestus Pat Roach Paul Kynman Bill Nighy
Aphrodite Ursula Andress Agyness Deyn  
Athena Susan Fleetwood Izabella Miko  
Hera Claire Bloom Nina Young  
Stygian Witches
Pemphredo, Enyo & Deino
Flora Robson
Anna Manahan
Freda Jackson
Ross Mullan
Robin Berry
Graham Hughes
Calibos Neil McCarthy Jason Flemyng  
Medusa Stop-motion animated character Natalia Vodianova  
Thetis Maggie Smith  
Orthrus Stop-motion animated character  
Hades   Ralph Fiennes
Ares   Tamer Hassan Édgar Ramírez
Apollo   Luke Evans  
Artemis   Nathalie Cox  
Hermes   Alexander Siddig  
Demeter   Charlotte Comer  
Hestia   Jane March  
Io   Gemma Arterton  
Draco   Mads Mikkelsen[4]  
Sheikh Sulieman   Ian Whyte  
Prokopion   Luke Treadaway  
Agenor   Toby Kebbell
Heleus   John Bell


Crew Original film Remake films
Clash of the Titans (1981) Clash of the Titans (2010) Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Director Desmond Davis Louis Leterrier Jonathan Liebesman
Producer Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer Basil Iwanyk, Kevin De La Noy, Richard D. Zanuck Basil Iwanyk, Polly Cohen Johnsen
Screenplay Beverley Cross Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, Greg Berlanti
Composer Laurence Rosenthal Ramin Djawadi Javier Navarrete
Editor Timothy Gee Vincent Tabaillon, Martin Walsh Martin Walsh
Cinematographer Ted Moore Peter Menzies Jr. Ben Davis
Running time 118 minutes 106 minutes 99 minutes

Other media[edit]

Video game[edit]

In 2010, a video game based on the 2010 film was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on July 27, 2010. The video game received negative reviews.


In 2007, Bluewater Productions started the four-part spin-off comic book series, Wrath of the Titans. The story took place five years after the events of the 1981 film, as Calibos escaped the underworld to take revenge against Perseus. In 2009, a one-shot sequel titled Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops was released. In 2011, Revenge of the Medusa, was released as a four-part series. The 2012 film of the same name is not based on the comics.


Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box Office Revenue Budget Reference
United States International Worldwide
Clash of the Titans (1981) June 12, 1981 $41,092,328 $161,000,000 $202,092,328 $15,000,000
Clash of the Titans (2010) April 2, 2010 $163,214,888 $330,000,105 $493,214,993 $125,000,000 [5]
Wrath of the Titans March 30, 2012 $83,670,083 $218,300,000 $305,200,000 $150,000,000 [5]
Total gross revenue $287,977,299 $748,300,105 $1,000,506,321 $290,000,000

Critical and public reaction[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Clash of the Titans (1981) 66% (38 reviews)[6] N/A N/A
Clash of the Titans (2010) 28% (239 reviews)[7] 39% (37 reviews)[8] B[9]
Wrath of the Titans 25% (165 reviews)[10] 37% (32 reviews)[11] B+[9]


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  11. ^ "Wrath of the Titans". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved April 6, 2012.