Clash of the Titans 3 Will Probably Not Happen

Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans (2012) Movie Image

If you were hoping for a “Clash of the Titans 3″ sometime soon, producer Basil Iwanyk says you should probably not hold your breath.

Talking to IGN, Iwanyk, who has Alex Proyas’ apparently “Clash of the Titans”-like “Gods of Egypt” coming up, doesn’t completely rule out a return to the land of Gods and monsters and Sam Worthington with a sword. It just, you know, not happen anytime soon.

Not at this point, but you never know. In terms of Clash of the Titans 3, it’s one of those situations where we’ve seen it a million times; a movie will kind of float away and then come back when it’s supposed to come back. You’d think that there was three and a half, four years of nonstop Clash of the Titans activity, and I think it is, “Okay, what’s the new idea? How do you make it fresh?” You know, a lot of movies have come out in that world, including Immortals and 300. So there will be a time and place where someone will come up with a great idea for it and how to make it feel different and fresh from the previous ones. Then we’ll hopefully move forward on that.

Hollywood being Hollywood, it seems unlikely a “Clash of the Titans 3″ will happen, given the diminishing box office returns of the rebooted franchise.

While the first movie did surprisingly well with almost $500 million despite lackluster reviews and critics ripping on its 3D, the sequel, “Wrath of the Titans” just barely broke the $300 barrier, with much of that coming from overseas box office, where 3D movies sell like gangbusters.

Or used to, anyway.

Wrath of the Titans (2012) Movie Poster