Author and creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels, Rick Riordan, has been keeping fans updated on the upcoming Disney Plus adaption of his work. On his weblog, Riordan has been chronicling the varied phases of pre-production for the sequence, together with asserting their lead actor, Walker Scobell, taking part in Percy Jackson. Many will acknowledge Scobell for his position as a younger Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s current smash hit The Adam Project.
In discussing his new lead, Riordan knowledgeable followers on his personal blog that the opposite main roles had been near being finalized as nicely, writing,
“we’ve gotten to see Walker do numerous chemistry reads with candidates for our other two leads, Annabeth and Grover, and while I’m confident those two roles are getting very close to being finalized and announced, I felt like the time was right to let you meet our Percy!”
Riordan’s spouse, Becky Riordan, posted a tweet thanking followers for ready, however that it’s presently Scobell’s time to shine.
Annabeth and Grover are Percy’s closest mates within the novels. Annabeth is a great and fearsome demi-god, daughter of Athena, and Grover is Percy’s oldest pal, a satyr who’s initially tasked with serving to and guiding Percy to Camp Half-Blood. In the movie adaptions, these characters had been performed by Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson.
There had been many criticisms of the film adaptions, together with from Riordan himself, who felt the movies deviated too distant from the books. Another criticism launched on the adaptions was that the forged was far too outdated to be taking part in the characters who begin at 12 within the books and develop up by means of their teenagers, very similar to within the Harry Potter sequence, however had been aged as much as 16 for the movies.
It appears that Disney is eager to not make these errors once more, casting extra age-appropriate actors and involving Riordan in each side of the present. Filming is because of begin on June 1.