Sam Worthington seemed to jump up into the seat of movie stardom fairly quick. The guy is now making one big movie after another, and he's got a couple big-budget sequels lined up for him to star in. He will be reprising his roles in the Avatar sequels, and the upcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans, which has been titled Wrath of the Titans.
He recently gave an interview in which he talked about these two projects, and first off, here's what he had to say about the Avatar sequels,
Jim talked to me on my birthday. In regards to Avatar, he’s writing the bible, at the moment, which is a precursor to Avatar 1 and the whole world, basically. I think it’s just to get Jim’s mind back into the characters and back into the world. He’s told me where he wants to take Avatar 2 and 3, and it’s monumental. It’s just huge! But, you’d expect nothing less from him. He’s not going to start it until he’s 100%. I know they’re setting up shop down in Manhattan Beach, and when he says jump, I jump.
When asked if he was excited about making the second and third film back-to-back he said,
I love it! I’d do 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 with Jim. I love working with him. He raises the bar and gives you the courage to jump over it, and he keeps pushing. He changes your life. He hasn’t just change my life, career wise. He’s changed my life, as a man, which is nice.
He makes you stronger, in the sense of being more focused and committed. He’s told me that, if I’m doing this job, I’ve got to challenge myself more, and not listen to anybody else, and not listen to any media or bloggers, but just listen to myself. I’ve got to push myself, or there’s no point in me doing this. If I don’t believe I’m growing, and I believe I’m just coasting, then I’ve got to get off the train. If I feel I’m growing, I have to keep going. It’s a long marathon.
Avatar is definitely a more exciting movie for me than Wrath of the Titans. I absolutely hated the first film, and was inferior to the original in so many ways, but here's what Worthington had to say about the project, and if he was surprised it was getting a sequel before some of his other big films,
Not necessarily because it made a shitload of money. With Jim [Cameron], it comes down to Jim. Titans made a lot of money. A lot of people went and saw it. We’ve just got to make it right. I’ve just finished that. I loved it! I loved that experience. Clash 2 is so different. It was a different experience for me because I’d learned a lot from Clash 1, and I’d learned a lot from other movies. I can’t wait for that to come out. But, I’m not surprised at all.
I still don't have any desire to see this sequel. Even though Jonathan Liebesman replaced Louis Leterrier as the director for the sequel, I honestly don't think it will be any better. Liebesman directed Battle Los Angeles, and although the effects were good, the story and dialogue were horrendous. When asked about what we would see in the sequel, Worthington said we would just have to wait and see.
What are your thoughts on what he had to say about the Avatar sequels and Wrath of the Titans?