Date: 29th July 2010

Arterton to return for 'Titans' sequel

Gemma Arterton has announced that she will return for the second instalment of Clash of the Titans (2010).

Clash of the Titans (2010) fought its way through withering critical reviews and a ho-hum domestic box office this spring to become a worldwide hit with almost $500 million in ticket sales. For the upcoming sequel, Warner Bros. Is changing up key pieces of the franchise — from bringing in a new director to shooting the movie in 3-D rather than converting it in post-production — in a quest to make the next "Clash" even more successful.

Gemma told MTV News that no contracts have been signed, but she expects to take part in the sequel when details are finalised.

"I think I am doing the second Clash," she said.

"I don't know anything about it yet though. It's one of those things."

Arterton went on to give the standard line about how actors that sign on to franchises are optioned for further installments, but in previous interviews, she has indicated that no such deal was in place. In any case, now we know: Arterton will return as Worthington’s love interest Io. What’s more, she’s hoping her character gets to kick a little more ass in the sequel.

“I think she needs to be less mythical and more real and go for the fighting,” she said. “It’s fun, as well, doing all that stuff.”

Other aspects of the swords-and-sandals epic will remain the same, including the return of Sam Worthington.

Source: Press Release