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Ralph Fiennes Joins Clash of the Titans Remake as Hades

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April 8, 2009

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Ah yes, Voldemort will finally take on the Gods! Variety has announced that Ralph Fiennes is in negotiations to star as Hades, the lord of the underworld, in Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans remake. This is just further proof that this reboot is a far departure from the 1981 original, with a completely revised story, since Hades wasn't in that version. Sam Worthington will star as Perseus, Gemma Arterton as his love interest Io, as well as Mads Mikkelsen as Draco and Alexa Davalos as Andromeda. Liam Neeson had been set to play Zeus, but his involvement is uncertain following the death of wife Natasha Richardson.

Fiennes' involvement in Clash of the Titans isn't exactly confirmed, however, because he has a handful of other commitments and is trying to squeeze in everything before shooting the final two Harry Potter movies. Fiennes is also looking to appear in Ricky Gervais' The Men at the Pru and stop by Britain to shoot an uncredited cameo in the Nanny McPhee sequel. Then in the fall he'll go back and shoot Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which has strict 2010 and 2011 release dates. Here's to hoping he ends up appearing in Clash of the Titans, because I'd love to see Fiennes, who is still one of my favorite actors, in this role!

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  • Bo
    awesome, he's a great actor and this is perfect! good movie to remake
  • Cool news, if they can't get Neeson, a great actor himself, to play Zeus, then I suggest they get Bill Nighy to play Zeus, because then we could hear him deliver the immortal line from Pirates of the Caribbean "Unleash the Kraken" Nighy has a great voice, he fits the role of Zeus if you ask me.
  • ?????
    I think this is some inspired casting...
  • Spider
    Wow! So far so good! I sure hope Liam Neeson does join, but given the circumstances, it's understandable. This flick is gonna be good!
  • Rorschach90
    Well said #2. Nighy would be a solid replacement. Alex this IS live action, correct? There's no doubt at all?
  • Trey
    He looks like a Hades in that photo...great!!
  • Rabs
    Good choice. Fiennes plays sinister and malevolent characters so well. Just watched The Duchess last night and he is such a great bad guy. He makes me hate him...and I love him for that!
  • Scott McHenry
    PERFECT! This movie is gonna rock!
  • Scott McHenry
    Daniel Day-Lewis would be a great replacement for Neeson.
  • bart
    how about Lee Majors?...everyone loves the fall guy..
  • Bo
    Neeson was just confirmed that he has signed on for this movie!!!!!!!

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