Hey, if you like your swords ‘n sandals epics to be big, dumb, splashy, and wholly unnecessary, today just happens to be your lucky day:  Clash of the Titans 2 (which had previously been noted as Wrath of the Titans before being switched to the far more clever ‘2’) began filming this week.

According to /Film, the movie is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman, who directed the equally unnecessary Battle: Los Angeles.  So today’s a good day to be a 14 year old boy, I guess… unless you find Gemma Arterton hot, as the star of the previous film is not noted in the just-released Clash of the Titans 2 press release:

“A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

“Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.”

And then some stuff will be in 3D, maybe Liam Neeson will show up to yell something, and the gift, magic, and wonder of filmmaking will slowly die right before our eyes… but in 3D!  Neat!

What do you think of a Clash of the Titans sequel?