The follow up to "Clash of The Titans" is casting a wide net for the fast approaching sequel.
According to The Wrap, Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") is in negotiations to play Ares, the God of War in "Wraith of The Titans." Toby Kebbell is also reportedly on the verge of accepting the part of Agenor, an ancient Greek king rumored to be the son of Poseidon and Libya. Kebbell recently appeared in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "The Sorceror’s Apprentice."
Additionally, popular character actor Bill Nighy (Davy Jones in "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series) is being courted to play Hephaestus, the God of technology, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes who often served as the blacksmith to the Gods.
The princess who will be the new love interest of Sam Worthington’s Perseus has drawn several young actresses to vie for the part. Georgina Haig ("Wasted on the Young"), Janet Montgomery ("Black Swan"), Dominique McElligott ("Moon") and Clemence Poesy ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") are all said to be in the running, while Hayley Atwell ("Captain America: The First Avenger") is reportedly the leading contender to play Andromeda, who was portrayed by Alexa Davalos in the first film.
Liam Neeson is expected to return as Zeus, along with Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Gemma Arterton as Io. However, "Clash of The Titans" director Louis Leterrier has been replaced for the sequel by Jonathan Liebsman, director of the upcoming "Battle: Los Angeles."
"Wraith of The Titans" may begin filming as soon as March. It is currently scheduled to be released on March 30, 2012.