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First Look: Liam Neeson as Zeus in Clash of the Titans & More

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October 2, 2009
Source: EW.com, Empire

Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans

A lot of new photos from Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans seem to be hitting this weekend. A few days ago we wrote about Empire's new cover photo with Sam Worthington as Perseus. Earlier today, Empire released another batch of high res photos featuring Worthington and some odd mythological creatures (who the heck is that big guy standing next to him?). Additionally, Entertainment Weekly debuted more photos, including our first photo of Liam Neeson as Zeus standing in his fortress up on Mt. Olympus (which looks much like the original). Anyway, check out these photos and stay tuned for a trailer soon (or so we hope).

Clash of the Titans Photos

Clash of the Titans Photos

Clash of the Titans Photos

Clash of the Titans Photos

Clash of the Titans Photos

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Louis Leterrier is directing from a script by Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

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  • NaSayer
    not a single Toga... thus far... I'm becoming concerned.
  • bo
    the only scene I recognize is the three witches with no eyes, looks good, love the pics
  • siestachair
    Bring back stop-motion Zeus!
  • shadow
    Okay, this is a step in the right direction. Liking the art design.
  • teyhtr
    dudes.... THAT OUTFIT IS ACE!!! this movie is gonna crack skulls come next year!!!
  • nelson
    #1 welcome to the year 2009 where technology and budget has become advanced
  • Fisherr
    Sam Rocks big time and this movie looks awesome, would love to see a trailer or a teaser even ASAP.
  • bltzie
    Zeus looks like a character from that anime saint seiya. Anyone?
  • Ryan
    Liam Neeson looks badass as Zeus.
  • Curtis G
    Liam Neeson could be badass playing the Easter bunny. Really looking forward to this.
  • beavis
    i agree with #10.
  • Shero
    Hi everyone ! Long time no see ... The only thing is not right about this movie is .... Sam Worthington's short haircut that does not pass with the other actors and the ancient times !!! ;-) But I am looking forward for this movie ...as the original one was one of my top favorite movies when I was child .
  • Chev Chelios
    Can't wait for pics of the Kraken and Medusa! This is going to be awesome.
  • Shuriken
    looks like it could be awesome!
  • SlashBeast
    Zeus is the ultimate ass-kicker. Liam Neeson will do him justice.
  • Dan W
    It's hard to see Perseus with a crew cut. I'm not diggin that aspect of it
  • Dreckent
    Better than expected.
  • James
    I get a total Saint Seiya vibe from Zeus. Sweet.
  • Bladerunner 2
    fail
  • Bryanmakeup
    @12 & 16 Actually short cropped hair was very much the style of the time. It was a sign of wealth. Without shampoo and only oils and botanicals, wearing it short was far easier to keep it clean and free of gritters. It was also part of the Royal Centurion code. Wearing of long hair only became fashionable during the middle and dark ages. This is why we see long hair in paintings of the day. In fact many paintings feature Christ with long hair, but writings of the day describe him with short cropped hair. He also had dark skin but you don't see that in paintings either. Go figure~
  • Kevin
    oh gotta love the fates
  • xerxex
    sweet.
  • mythos
    To NaSayer....don't expect togas as they are fashion from the Roman era. Clash of the Titans is Greek. DO expect very diaphanous dresses roped to women and - as you can see - men in loincloths/leg wraps and chiseled armour! :D
  • esophus
    LIAM is a tough guy considering all he's been through...god bless the man!
  • http://vimeo.com/user1764245 Nick Sears
    This is going to be phenominal, I can't wait!
  • JPCaetano
    Ahh! I'm so happy they're filming the god things as well. I love the map on the floor. I can't wait to see Neeson and everybody else in what seems to be a really cool "Clash of the Titans" with more grittiness to it.
  • Dave Lister, JMC
    TOGAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! I agree with #1; bring back the togas. Zeus loves it when a plan comes together.
  • James
    This looks so awesome. I wasn't too excited before, but after seeing these photos... damn.
  • Spider
    Looking good so far! Liam Neeson will rock his role, as usual. Sam is a pretty good actor! These pics are pretty awesome! I'm sure we'll still see a few togas scattered throughout the flick, worn by the extras---I'm sure!
  • snickers
    With the positive comments. This is looking great so far. Hope the writing is up to scratch too.
  • http://blog.myspace.com/shero_rauf Shero
    #20 ^ You are right ... short cropped hair was the style but as you know too it was not the only style ....and I am sure you know about this matter and the make up too.... The thing is ... that hair is kind a like our time Military Haircut ... I don't remember seeing such army Haircut in any ancient movies until now (Maybe Hollywood is giving a wrong impression or maybe I don't remember seeing one ;-) ).... or even if it is short hair it still not in that level or there is some kind a tale from behind .... as the chines used it too . In another side take a look to the other actors ..all who I see in the photo and the clip in youtube are with long hair ...the only one is Sam with that Military Haircut ... ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUwDc4UOtjw However ...the important the movie to be good and we enjoy it ... and again thanks for the info .. ;-)
  • bozo
    Why the hell didn't I know that Lawrence Kasdan was doing the screenplay?! From wearing down the Betamax tape as a kid, this seems to be gathering steam as a worthy successor.
  • Bryanmakeup
    @31 well said and good point. As far Hollywood is concerned it seems to pick styles of hair, makeup and for that matter, costuming that are similar to the time in question but don't inter fear with the hot factor of the talent. And many times reflected more so the styles of the current day with a hint of history. For instance, if Titians had been done years before by Demille or one of his contemporaries any type of long hair on a man would be out of the question. Considered inappropriate for the time. The idea of being historically accurate and or even unattractive for the part is relatively a new idea. Not too long ago the idea of an actor spending months to a year getting in shape and or train to the part was unheard of. They would leave all that stuff up to the stunt man. Which sometimes led to humorous cuts between a slightly out of shape Lead, to a very in shape stunt player. But these days audiences what to see them doing as much of those things as possible. Which in turn has heightened the desire for realism and accuracy. Which in turn just makes what we see on screen even more fun. I know these are things most people don't think about but for me it's my living to do so and quite fun at that! Cheers.
  • snickers
    @32 and Alex - Where does Lawrence Kasdan's name come from? IMDb doesn't list him in any of the writing credits. If he is onboard, then great, he's one of my favorite movie writers (Dreamcatcher excepted).
  • zetsu
    great photo's like to know what that creature behind peresus is in photo 2.
  • david
    SAINT SEIYAAAAA
  • Al
    this......may work. im not sure.
  • wHiskey Tango...
    Did we want to see that pic? The less suprises the better!
  • Caite
    Hades, vengeful god of the Underworld? Trying to take over Olympus? What myths are *you* reading? About the only time Hades did anything except sit in the Underworld and rule is when he stole Persephone to be his wife. And he acquiesced when Zeus told him to give her back (not his fault Persephone ate the fruit of the dead). Also, Hades doesn't send people to the underworld. Thanatos, the god of *death* (not 'the dead') does that. And Hades will sometimes even let people go from his realm if the seeker pleases him enough (see: Orpheus). And he rules *all* the Underworld, not just Tartarus where the deserving get horrible judgement. Yes, some people even went to the Elysium Fields. Way to fail classics, guys.
  • George
    Great!! Sam Worthington along with Liam Neeson will rock!!! Sam did a great job in AVATAR and will kick ass in Clash of the Titans, love to see two great actors playing together in a great film!!

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