Ever since it became known that Disney was working on a reboot in the form of a ‘Percy Jackson’ series, fans of the fantastic saga began to do campaign for the films’ protagonist, Logan Lerman, to appear in the series as Poseidon, the father of the protagonist. The 30-year-old actor, who is currently promoting with ‘Bullet Train,’ where he has a supporting role, has debunked those rumours, but let’s just say it doesn’t sound very convincing.
When asked on the red carpet by The Hollywood Reporter if we could see him make a cameo in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ Lerman becomes visibly nervous and has a hard time forming the answer: “I mean, I mean, I mean… It’s an interesting question because… Could I…? I mean… Sure. But I’m not going to.”says the actor in a rushed way and with a final smile that has made many question his words and believe that he is not telling the truth.
? The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 2, 2022
About the series, which will be released on Disney + and is already in the process of filming, Lerman is excited and curious to see what they have done: “I’m really excited too. I’m really curious to see it. Everything I’ve seen so far, peripherally, about the casting and how they’re doing it, and the fact that Rick [Riordan, el autor de las novelas] be in command, it makes me happy for the fans and excited for this new generation to see it“.
Lerman starred in two theatrical installments based on the books ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ and ‘Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters’, but the 20th Century Fox saga never took off on the big screen and stayed half. Even so, there are many who point to the actor of ‘The advantages of being an outcast’ as the best of those adaptationsHence, so many fans want him to return, as a tribute and compensation to the actor.
The new ‘Percy Jackson’ series, which, as Lerman points out, has the author of the novels as producer and screenwriter, has Walker Scobell, the revelation of ‘The Adam Project’ who played Ryan Reynolds as a child, as the new Percy, with Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri in the roles of Annabeth and Grover, the protagonist’s best friends and fellow adventurers. Other announced signings for the reboot include Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Virginia Kull, Timm Sharp, and Glynn Turman.
The series was expected for this year, but Riordan recently announced that he did not do the calculations well and the filming will probably extend until December or January, with which, it is very possible that the series will not arrive on Disney + until early 2024.