Because the work begins on Disney’s adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, casting choices have been made for the principle trio of the sequence and formally introduced.
The primary movie adaptation of Rick Riordan’s younger grownup sequence got here out in 2010, starring Logan Lerman because the son of Poseidon. Nevertheless, the primary movie was not obtained very nicely, and followers and even solid alike wished to see the sequence given extra justice.
Riordan is working with Disney now to offer the sequence the variation it deserves. Though there’s no signal of Logan Lerman this time, the solid members are nearer to the true age of the children within the sequence and Riordan believes they’re one of the best picks.
For the brand new sequence, actor Walker Scobell was chosen to play Percy, Leah Jeffries was solid as Annabeth, and Aryan Simhadri will tackle the position of Grover.
Who’s Walker Scobell?
Walker Scobell is a 13-year-old actor finest identified for his work within the film The Adam Mission. Nevertheless, there’s way more than meets the attention to the brand new face of Percy Jackson.
Riordan notes that Walker is a “rising star,” however he’s additionally an enormous fan of the PJO sequence and even has his personal Camp Half-Blood shirt, which he occurred to be carrying when Riordan stunned him with the decision telling him he received the half.
Riordan provides that Walker likes to skateboard and ski in his spare time however is worked up to begin engaged on the movie and studying all of the stunts akin to swordplay, holding his breath whereas underwear, and way more.
Who’s Leah Jeffries?
Leah Jeffries is a 12-year-old actress from Detroit finest identified for her roles within the FOX sequence Empire, however she has additionally appeared in Beast and Rel. She is going to seem in One thing from Tiffany’s when it releases later this yr.
Riordan says that she is “precisely the best way I imagined Annabeth within the books: sensible, sturdy and brave, a real daughter of Athene who has zero persistence for the foolishness of a sure Seaweed Mind.” Followers are excited to see Leah’s portrayal of Annabeth in comparison with Alexandra Daddario’s portrayal over 10 years in the past.
Regardless of facing backlash for her appearance not matching Annabeth’s look within the novels, Riordan is for certain that she is the only option for Annabeth and is worked up for followers to see her act her half.
Who’s Aryan Simhadri?
Aryan Simhadri has a full appearing historical past regardless of solely being 15 years outdated. The younger actor starred in Disney+’s Cheaper by the Dozen and in Disney Channel’s Spin.
Riordan says, “Aryan received our hearts.” He added that Aryan’s abilities had him “laughing out loud” and that the younger actor has an awesome mixture of “sweetness, humor, and inside toughness that’s good for our favourite satyr.”
Riordan tells followers that Walker and Aryan have nice chemistry relating to appearing collectively and he’s excited to indicate followers simply how they’ll give Aryan Grover’s goat legs for the sequence.
A latest publish from Aryan’s Instagram reveals two images of him celebrating his birthday with the solid members. In a single picture he’s seen slicing his cake whereas the opposite reveals him standing in between Leah and Walker.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians remains to be in manufacturing phases however will stream on Disney+.