Worthington Joins Clash Of The Titans

Plus Henry Cavil leads War Of The Gods

Up-and-comers Sam Worthington (Termintor: Salvation, Avatar) and Henry Cavill (The Tudors) are both in talks for a heavy dose of mythological mayhem, taking up the toga as two of ancient Greece's greatest heroes. Cavill is in negotiations to play Theseus in Tarsem Singh's War Of The Gods, while Worthington is mulling over the role of Perseus in Louis Leterrier's upcoming Clash Of The Titans remake.[

](http://www.variety.com/profiles/Company/main/2131081/Relativity%20Media.html?dataSet=1)For those less familiar with Grecian legend, Theseus was an Athenian king, whose accomplishments include being the son of Poseidon, navigating a tricky labyrinth and slaying an angry minotaur. In Tarsem's film, though, the chiseled hero will go head to head with the titans, elder gods who were overthrown by the Olympian pantheon when Zeus and the crew took over. Clash Of The Titans, on the other hand, pits the last of the titans - scaly sea-dweller, the Kraken - against Perseus, the son of Zeus, rider of pegasus, slayer of Medusa and all-round mythological golden boy.

A clash it may be, too. Both films are looking to enter production in early 2009 and with both also planning to utiliise the same green screen techniques that fuelled Zack Snyder's 300, we could be looking at a big old Olympian smackdown when the two hit cinemas.