http://joblo.com/index.php?id=8492 Source: Variety by: Mike Sampson There are a lot of movies out there that I fully expect sequels to like FANTASTIC FOUR, WEDDING CRASHERS...pretty much any film that made anyone any money this year. But I don't think I was expecting the news that ELIZABETH, the Cate Blanchett starring biopic of Queen Elizabeth, would be sequelized but here we are. Blanchett has signed on to reprise her role and will be joined by Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, who will play Sir Walter Raleigh. Rush will return as Francis Walsingham. The original film was nominated for seven Oscars including Best Actress for Blanchett. They've titled this film THE GOLDEN AGE, which isn't nearly as good as adding a catchy marketing gimmick to the title like ELIZABETH 2: THE RECKONING or ELIZABETH 2: LIZZIE'S BACK! or ELIZABETH 2; FULL THROTTLE. Maybe they can do two sequels back-to-back for the ELIZABETH trilogy and have the third one be ELIZABETH 3-D. OK enough of the bad jokes. Director Shekhar Kapur will return as well and will begin production next April. Blanchett recently wrapped filming on BABEL with Brad Pitt and Owen is prepping the sci-fi thriller CHILDREN OF MEN with Julianne Moore. Personally, I loved the first movie. I still to this day believed Blanchett was robbed, robbed I tell you, of the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal.