NEW YORK, NY – Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson know a thing or two about sequels, having both been part of franchises from the ground-floor and also joined franchises mid-stream. Last Saturday, I sat down with the two stars to discuss what makes a satisfying sequel and why “Wrath of the Titans” improves upon “Clash of the Titans.”
In “Wrath,” which opens on Friday (March 30), Worthington reprises his role as half-man/half-God Perseus, while Neeson returns as King of the Gods, Zeus. While the first movie was all about Perseus discovering his strength and Zeus hovering on Olympus with his hair billowing, “Wrath” gets down-and-dirty with an off-his-game Perseus having to leave his son to help his father prevent *his* father — the monstrous Kronos — from escaping his netherworld prison.
In our conversation, Worthington and Neeson talk about the draw of the multi-generational father-son story at the core of “Wrath” and why they were drawn to playing weakness.
But don’t worry that “Wrath of the Titans” is some sort of thoughtful, existential drama. The stars also discuss why this time around, the 3D kicks butt.
Check out the interview…