Production Weekly tweeted over the weekend that actors James Franco and Javier Bardem are rumored to star in Wrath of the Titans, Warner Bros. upcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans.

James Franco is circling the role of Agenor, the king of Tyre, while Javier Bardem might play Ares, the God of War. These casting choices are only rumors at this point, and we have no official word from the studio.

We reported in August that Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman is on board to direct the new sequel. Dan Mazeau (The Flash) and David Johnson (Red Riding Hood) are writing the script for this new Greek God adventure, which will start shooting in January 2011.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further casting updates for Wrath of the Titans as that information comes in.