Here's the deal, the dude was in three really financially successful movies. There are a lot of actors out there that cannot say that. But, where I am having a problem is, is he in the upper echelon of action stars or is he just a flash in the pan? There is the argument that he was in the #1 grossing film of all time. The true question is, was it successful because of him? Or were the special effects the real draw for the movie? Personally, in the movies that I have seen him in, I never connected with any of his characters. Yes, they are action films and yes they may not require the most character depth. However, there does need to be that connection with the audience. Example, Mel Gibson in Braveheart and Jason Statham in The Transporter.
Ok, now that I got that off my chest, let's move on. SW recently did a Q&A and comingsoon.net was present for it. When asked about Clash of the Titans 2, this is what he had to say:
[It] will be in 3D this time,
Shot in 3D. Do put that in and make them f--king aware... When I read Clash 2, they came to me the other day. I said 'I kinda dig where it's going, but can we make the character more of this? Can we make it more of that? Can I get to play a lot more and get involved and have a lot more f--king fun than just being a young man who has to stand there and look pretty?' I'm sick of doing that, so it's kind of a case of 'How do we make Perseus a lot more fun?' So we're sort of shaping it down that track. And Warner Bros. has been nice enough to give us a bit on input.
I love it when people like to bask in their own awesomeness. I know that I am reading his statement, so maybe his voice inflection made that sound less cocky. I don't know about you, but it sounds like SW is ready to accept his Academy Award for his portrayal of Perseus in Clash of the Titans 2. Anyway, SW did have a slight moment of clarity when asked about the changes that were made to Clash of the Titans:
The movies always change. It suddenly became a rolling, runaway train in some parts. In regards to the conversion, I'm a Jim Cameron boy, so people know my opinions.
At least he knows that Clash was not the epic it was touted to be. I also like the fact that he had to do a little name dropping.
So, I am not really sure what to think folks. Is he the next big action star? Or is he just another good looking face? Until next time, let us know what you think.