Trivia / Clash of the Titans

The 1981 film

The remake:

  • Casting Gag: The original featured Bond girl Ursula Andress playing Aphrodite. The remake also features a Bond girl, this time Gemma Arterton playing Io.
  • Creator Backlash: Louis Leterrier disowned the final film, claiming "it's not my movie" and refused to return for the sequel.
  • Deleted Role: Apollo and Athena had major roles in the original cut, but the film was reworked. Apollo's role was heavily reduced, while Athena was almost cut completely. Additionally all the Gods originally had lines in the first scene on Olympus.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Old Shame: Alexander Siddig who played Hermes, referred to this as "the lamest movie I ever made", claiming 50% of his performance was deleted.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: Liam Neeson took on the role of Zeus because his sons thought it would be awesome.
  • Star-Derailing Role: For both Sam Worthington and post-production 3D conversions in general.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Matthew Belamy was writing the score, but had to abandon midway through as Muse started a tour.
    • As detailed here, the film's original story was drastically different:
      • Perseus and Io's relationship was purely platonic; with a romance developing between him and Andromeda during his time in Argos. It would have ended with a Maybe Ever After situation between them.
      • Perseus's main motivation for going after the Gods in the original was to show that mankind did not need to rely on them for anything. Likewise he wished to save Andromeda because he felt that nobody should be sacrificed for the sake of the people. In the finished film, he just wants revenge on Hades.
      • Apollo and Athena had major roles, conspiring against Zeus and Hades. Apollo was originally the one who offered Perseus passage onto Olympus.
    • Zeus was far more villainous in the original cut. The film would have ended with Perseus going to Olympus and putting Zeus and the rest of the Gods on notice. Zeus would offer him a seat, but Perseus would refuse - saying his father is a dead fisherman.
    • The original idea for the movie was a Crossover Cosmology with Tiamat waging war against the Greek pantheon and Perseus being assisted by Thoth, Osiris, Marduk and Yahweh. He would also apparently have a romantic affair with some "Cthonian Earth goddess." (The filmmakers apparently have something against Andromeda for some reason...)

Wrath of the Titans

  • Actor Allusion: Not only does Hephasteus sound a bit like Davy Jones, but has the scraggly beard from human!Jones and even says "release the kraken" at one point (in reference to the first film).
    • At the end, Zeus is basically using the Force on the Makhai and Force Lightning against Kronos!
  • Hey, It's That Girl!: Korrina, Andromeda's female soldier who comes to an unfortunate end, gets reincarnated a couple thousand years later into a girl named Ella and has a happily-ever-after ending.
  • The Other Darrin: Rosamund Pike replaces Alexa Davalos as Andromeda.