Isabel Lucas and Freida Pinto Get the Spotlight in New Immortals Character Featurettes, Plus a New Preview Clip
10.29.11 by BJSprecher
Initially, most of the buzz — and the marketing campaign — surrounding Immortals had to do with the involvement of Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, who brought their experience as the producers of 300 to director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) swords-and-sandals epic, and with the casting of then-hot Mickey Rourke — coming off of his career-rebounding performance in The Wrestler and his high-profile villain role in Iron Man 2 — as the antagonist, the blood-thirsty Titan, King Hyperion. However, after British actor Henry Cavill landed the role of Superman/Clark Kent in director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, much of the attention shifted over to him and pretty much stayed there.
While Cavill's rising super-star status has undoubtedly been good for Immortals, the unfortunate thing about it is the fact that many of the other excellent members of the cast have pretty much been overlooked. It appears that Relativity Media and Universal Pictures have finally noticed their Cavill marketing bias because they just released two new featurettes that shine the spotlight on Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and the roles their characters play in the movie.
The first featurette focuses on Lucas and her character, Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, and includes commentary from Lucas, Kellan Lutz (Poseidon) and Luke Evans (Zeus).
In the second featurette, Pinto introduces her character, Phaedra, an oracle who believes that Theseus (Cavill) was chosen by the gods to save mankind from King Hyperion. The featurette also includes commentary from Cavill and Singh, who calls Pinto "fantastic" in the role.
Okay, but what you're really into is the clash between Cavill and Rourke, Theseus and Hyperion? Well, then check out this dramatic new preview clip that shows the first meeting of Theseus with the mad Titan, who arrives at the mortals' camp in disguise to see his enemy with his own eyes.
Immortals was written by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides. The cast includes Stephen Dorff as Stavros, Corey Sevier as Apollo, Steve Byers as Heracles and Robert Maillet as the Minotaur.