Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Russ Fischer
After the generally unsatisfying Clash of the Titans, the only satisfying thing the sequel, Wrath of the Titans, seems likely to bring to the table is a big collection of creatures. Things being what they are, they’ll all be CG, but there’s still a chance for the film’s squad of designers to play with the well-established inhabitants of Greek mythology.
The last trailer for Wrath showcased many of those creatures, some immediately recognizable, and others less so. Now we’ve got a featurette that goes into a bit of detail on the particulars of the Chimera, that monster made of many animals that is one of the more extreme examples of a creature designed as a portent of doom, as detailed in classical works such as Homer’s Iliad and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Wrath of the Titans probably shouldn’t even be mentioned on the same page as works attributed to Homer and Ovid, but what the hell. Hit the jump to see how Jonathan Liebesman‘s myth-inspired adventure treats the Chimera.
Wrath of the Titans opens on March 30.
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.