Confirmed: Bubo the Mechanical Owl is in Clash of the Titans
Okay, I know, I know, that headline is a bit much, but I'm a huge Clash of the Titans fan. And from the very start, the first thing I was wondering about the remake was whether Bubo the Owl was going to be in it. Laugh all you want, but that owl kicks some ass in the original 1981 movie (not really, but he is pretty damn cool). Anyway, Film School Rejects just caught up with some of the writers of the remake - Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi - and asked them, straight up, if Bubo was in it. Yes, Bubo is in it, he supposedly gets a "loving cameo." Although, it's only one scene, and it could supposedly end up on the cutting room floor.
Wait, one scene? I'm sure Bubo gets a good cameo, but isn't the owl an integral part of the story? From Wikipedia: "She orders Hephaestus to build a mechanical replica of Bubo as an aid for Perseus. Bubo leads Perseus to the Stygian Witches…" So how did he get to the witches in this one if there is no owl to guide his way? Whatever, I'm getting way too invested in this, let's just continue on. FSR says the scene with Bubo "has been back and forth – in the print, on the floor, back in the reel" but for now, according to the writers, it's in the movie. But, of course, it's director Louis Leterrier and Warner Brothers that have the final cut.
I doubt there's anyone else who is as excited about this as I am, but damnit I had to write about it, even if it was just for fun. I guess we'll find out on April 2nd whether Bubo makes the cut, but I'll be looking for him.