August 8, 2022

Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Rick Riordan‘s novels Percy Jackson and The Olympians has solid Walker Scobell because the collection’ lead character. The Adam Undertaking star might be taking on the titular function of Percy Jackson within the upcoming collection for Disney+. Percy is a 12-year-old boy in modern-day that learns that he’s truly a demi-god, the son of the Greek God Poseidon. He’s described in an official description as:

“A sensible and compassionate child with a pointy humorousness. He’s at all times seen himself as an outsider, in no small half due to how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and rambunctious and is fast to anger when issues appear unfair to him. However beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and dependable good friend who simply needs to do proper by these he cares about. If solely he may discover a place the place he suits in.”

The upcoming collection is about to adapt The Lightning Thief, the primary novel of the collection which, because the title suggests, sees Percy touring throughout America together with his mates to clear his title and return order to Mount Olympus after he’s accused of stealing Zeus’s highly effective grasp lightning bolt — all of the whereas coming to phrases together with his newly discovered demi-god standing. Scobell made his movie debut this yr reverse Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s The Adam Undertaking. The movie noticed nice success for the streaming service, being considered for over 92 million hours in its premiere weekend. He’ll subsequent seem within the upcoming movie by Paramount Secret Headquarters, which is at the moment filming and is about to launch in theaters on August 5.

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Percy Jackson and The Olympians debuted in 2005 and consists of 5 novels, together with the beforehand talked about The Lightning Thief in addition to The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Final Olympian. There have been additionally a number of spin-offs in addition to a sequel collection often called Heroes of Olympus that adopted a brand new solid of important characters and returning favorites from the primary collection. Percy Jackson and The Olympians follows Percy and his mates on adventures throughout the worlds of each man and Gods to avoid wasting the world. This collection is not going to be the primary time that Riordan’s beloved collection might be getting tailored, with the primary two books being tailored into movies again in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

The collection adaptation of Riordan’s books was ordered by Disney again in January 2022, with Riordan writing the pilot episode of the collection alongside Jon Steinberg, the latter of who may also oversee the venture together with his producing companion Dan Shotz. The pilot episode is about to be directed by James Bobin. Steinberg, Shotz, Bobin, and Riordan will all additionally function govt producers alongside Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg. The Disney Branded Tv collection is produced by twentieth Century Tv. Riordan introduced again in February that the collection is about to start capturing on June 1, 2022.

The Disney+ collection adaptation for Percy Jackson and The Olympians doesn’t at the moment have a launch date or launch window introduced.


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