Clash of the Titans (film series)
|Clash of the Titans|
|Created by||Desmond Davis|
Charles H. Schneer
|Original work||Clash of the Titans (1981)|
|Comics||Wrath 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 British–American 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.
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.
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. In the spring of 2013, Sam Worthington said he did not think a third film would be made.
|Character||Original film||Remake films|
|Clash of the Titans||Clash of the Titans||Wrath of the Titans|
|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|
Pemphredo, Enyo & Deino
|Calibos||Neil McCarthy||Jason Flemyng|
|Medusa||Stop-motion animated character||Natalia Vodianova|
|Orthrus||Stop-motion animated character|
|Ares||Tamer Hassan||Édgar Ramírez|
|Sheikh Sulieman||Ian Whyte|
|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|
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
|Film||Release date||Box Office Revenue||Budget||Reference|
|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|||
|Wrath of the Titans||March 30, 2012||$83,670,083||$218,300,000||$305,200,000||$150,000,000|||
|Total gross revenue||$287,977,299||$748,300,105||$1,000,506,321||$290,000,000|
Critical and public reaction
|Clash of the Titans (1981)||66% (38 reviews)||N/A||N/A|
|Clash of the Titans (2010)||28% (239 reviews)||39% (37 reviews)||B|
|Wrath of the Titans||25% (165 reviews)||37% (32 reviews)||B+|
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