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First Look: Sam Worthington as Perseus in Clash of the Titans

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May 18, 2009
Source: CraveOnline

Sam Worthington as Perseus in Clash of the Titans

Now this is something we've been waiting for! CraveOnline has scored the first few paparazzi spy shots of Sam Worthington shooting on the set of Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans. Worthington plays the lead character Perseus, who embarks on a dangerous mission to defeat Hades, the vengeful god of the underworld. A few weeks ago some boring photos of a set under construction popped up, but these are the first photos we've seen of any actor in costume. And yes, I realize Worthington is wearing a tunic, but it's actually slightly longer than the one Harry Hamlin wore as Perseus in the original Clash of the Titans.

Sam Worthington in Clash of the TitansSam Worthington in Clash of the Titans

Click either of the photos above to see a few more that we didn't feature here. There's also another photo of British actor Pete Postlethwaite with a gnarly beard on the same set over at CraveOnline. Worthington was shooting on a set on the Canary Island of Tenerife. It looks like Leterrier is going to quite a few exotic locations to shoot Clash of the Titans, which is at least a good start. I'm excited to see more photos from this, as long as they stay out of spoiler territory, and will be following the production closely. I'm a big fan of the original Clash of the Titans and have high hopes for this, especially with Worthington leading the way.

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  • Bo
    I am personally excited for this film, grew up with this film, and casting seems flawless, also, the pics are small but great, sam should be great
  • xerxex
    Cool.
  • Greedo the Rodian
    I haven't seen Sam Worthington in anything, but he's in Terminator and Avatar. It's weird how they cast relative unknowns sometime. Is it just positive word of mouth among directors? Nothing against Sam, he might be a cool actor, but he hasn't been tested, why stick him in all these big budget movies? It would be like casting Mark Hamill with hefty roles in Superman and Alien.
  • cat
    Sam Worthington in another movie without having seen him in anything yet? I'm confused.
  • cyn
    well.. in another week, we'll know if he's worth the hype i guess.... nice legs though.
  • #3 YOUR RIGHT.WEIRD HOW HOLLYWOOD WORKS HUH?
  • Scott McHenry
    I think it's exciting to see this guy land so many rolls before he becomes a star. He obviously has the chops since the great Cameron went with him. I love him already.
  • Drax
    Sam Worthington has been in a few Australian movies. Hollywood execs and directors saw those movies - loved him - and now they cast him. When you have James Cameron backing you up - studio execs take notice. He's a very talented actor. Wait till you see Salvation and Avatar - the boy is going to be HUGE!!!!
  • T900
    Another reason Sam gets cast in all these big upcoming blockbusters is because there's sooo many actors in Hollywood - and most of them are skinny little pussies. Imagine Zach Efron doing this kind of film - He'd break a nail and cry all the way back to his trailer. If you want tough guys in your movies - you hire Australians. Everyone in Hollywood knows that. Like #8 said, Sam has James Cameron's word that he's a stand up guy and is very talented. You can't argue with James Cameron. So this kid must be good. From what I've seen of Terminator Salvation he's certainly got the same kind of raw swagger Russell Crowe carried in Gladiator. There's something about him - anf the camera loves him too. He's a very good looking kid. Kudos to him.
  • real talk
    ugh australians. so 1990's.
  • T900
    Ugh Russians. So 1950's.
  • Drax
    @ #10 GO FUCK YOURSELF! Aussies rule bitch!
  • gdgf
    lol 12 Australia rocks. Totally mad country. Best beer and food. Great beaches and scenery and easy Woman. I love Aussies.
  • Dirty Jew Killah
    If theres one thing I'll say about Australians, its that they certainly dont take shit from anyone. I think Sam Worthington as Perseus is a great choice of casting. He's got the look and the body and he can act. I've seen him in Somersault. He's was excellent.
  • nelson
    Australia does seem to produce more manly looking guys Hugh Jackman Eric Bana The Late Heath Ledger Sam Worthington and even guys like bale and crowe are from NZ and Wales
  • Matt
    I saw sam worthington in an australian movie called "tap dogs" he did ok, im pretty sure he will do well as a leading actor, he did go the the same dramatic arts school as russel crowe, cate blanchet and guy pearce!
  • oi
    Does Worthington have like a huge bald spot in those photos? He's looking a bit like Friar Tuck there.
  • George's Bush
    Worthington is a NIDA trained actor. Apparantly that's the most prestigious acting school in Australia. Ledger is also a NIDA graduate.
  • Tyler
    Worthington was in the film Rogue for about 25min, but nevertheless, he was pretty badass.
  • Freddy
    A bold Perseus?? Hmm.. I liked the long-haired character more, i think it'd be way more similar to the style greek men had in the past, more like in the original film or in greek sculptures.
  • bozoconnors
    I'd put Vin Diesel up against any of those aussie chumps any day. J / K!!! No, but he is mean lookin'. Joking aside, I'm excited to see what they do with this. One of those beta tapes I wore the magnetic domains off of as a wee boy.
  • Fisherr
    Looking good.
  • avoidz
    Let me know when you've got a pic of the CG-animated, super badass-looking Bubo in this version :)
  • matt
    in reply to no.18's comment heath ledger never went to any acting school especially not nida.. he instead did his work and experience in the australian film scene b4 moving to LA and getting a shot at american films... he came bak to australia unsuccessful b4 doing anuva aussie movie then finally got his chance when asked to b cast in 10 things i hate about u.... oh yeh n some nida graduates include cate blanchett, mel gibson, hugo weaving, sam worthington (as mentioned above). hugh jackman went to waapa which is west australias acting academy. russell crowe and eric banner didnt go thru acting academys there talents got them into success. final comment its not like sam worthington is unknown he has jus been able to gain experience in the australian film scene while staying relatively under the radar its jus americans are new to him as he is now on the american scene finally but nethertheless directors and producers do not have to fear when he is cast as a leading or support role in their films as the script they hand him is in very safe hands. i guarentee he will win an oscar withing the next 2-5yrs
  • Liz
    I guarantee he will win an oscar in 2-5 years... Don't put any pressure on him.
  • 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!!
  • Torri Lockheart
    I thought (Know) THe movie is awsome and amazing I think they should cast him more often he has amazing skill and talent and SHOULD be in the 'Big Budget Movies' He is a amazing actor and is no longer unknow he is going to rise to the top in acting SAM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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