Édgar Ramírez is in talks to play Ares, the God of War, in the sequel to 2010's 3D Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, reports Deadline. The sequel will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Édgar Ramírez would star opposite Sam Worthington, who will reprise his role as Perseus, and Liam Neeson, who portrays Zeus, the king of all the gods and the heavens.

Sam Worthington recently admitted the sequel Wrath of the Titans will be an improvement:

I just think we can improve on it. I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we're setting out to do with this one -- the writers and the director and myself -- is improve. I think I can act f***ing better, to be honest ... Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the 'net and give them a movie they f***ing want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people. I've always said you make movies for an audience, that's who you make movies for. If the audience is speaking, it's like the old gladiator thing, they give us the thumbs up/thumbs down, you want to stay alive in that coliseum as long as you can."