Wrath of the Titans Comes Out Swinging With First Trailer
In the mad dash before Christmas, the studios are rushing out trailers for their 2012 blockbusters. Tomorrow we’ll get The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, followed on Thursday by Prometheus. And today, which has already seen the second trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, now gets the teaser for Wrath of the Titans.
While last year’s Clash of the Titans has received a lot of scorn — most of it deserved — this trailer actually makes the sequel look promising. Which, y’know, is what a trailer is supposed to do. Still, though …
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) –the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)–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 (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). 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 Ramirez), switch loyalties 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.
Watch the trailer below or in HD at Apple.com. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Wrath of the Titans stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike. It opens March 30.