The Clash of the Titans sequel is "real." Real what, you ask?

For one, it's really happening. According to director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), the actors have been in fight training for weeks and filming starts in just 10 days. At which point, they will release the kraken and point him to his trailer.

It's also gonna be more "real" and "grounded" in reality than the first one. Though the sequel is also about Greek dudes killing freaky monsters, expect some Oscar-worthy dramatic performances too. Liebesman explains:
“For me, taking Greek mythology and all that fantasy and putting it in a real world that’s epic, like Gladiator, like a big Ridley Scott movie, and taking all that fantasy and putting it in, grounding it, making it feel real, that’s the movie that I wanted to see when I walked into Clash 1 and that’s the movie that Clash 2 is gonna be. That’s what I was looking for, I was looking to come in and have a real, intense, viscera kick-ass experience with spectacle but grounded, with great actors, and that’s what the second one will be.”

Unfortunately, the sequel isn't really being shot in 3D, but there's an on-set 3D stereographer. At least this time they're going in thinking, "we're gonna show this in 3D," rather than having an executive say in post-production, "uh... you guys can make this 3D, right? Like, with a Final Cut Pro filter or something?"

Titans 2 is scheduled to clash into theaters March 23, 2012. (Collider, ComingSoon)