Disney has revealed information about the actors playing the main trio of characters in Percy Jackson & The Olympians and received mixed reactions.
Accordingly, the reboot series of the work “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” has officially gathered the three main characters. Disney previously confirmed that Walker Scobell (13 years old) will play Percy Jackson. And according to newly announced information, the remaining two roles will be played by Aryan Simhadri and Leah Jeffries and selected by novelist Rick Riordan.
Grover Underwood is played by Aryan Simhadri (15 years old). Recently, he has acted in two Disney movies, “Cheaper by the Dozen” and “Spin”. Talking about Aryan, Rick Riordan shared: “During the audition for Grover Underwood, Aryan had our hearts. The boy made me laugh with his well-timed lead and dialogue… Grover is a character with high standards and hard work to play, but Aryan is exactly the perfect choice to play the character. .”
Annabeth Chase is played by 12 year old Leah Jeffries. She appeared in the series “Empire”. She also acted alongside her godfather Idris Elba in the upcoming movie “Beast” this year.
About Leah, Rick Riordan shared: “Leah is exactly what I imagined Annabeth – the true daughter of Athena in the series: smart, strong, and brave. She was the one who had no patience with Seaweed Brain’s stupid tricks (Percy’s nickname). Watching her act with Walker and Aryan, I saw an Annabeth Chase come to life. As soon as you watch it on the screen you will understand what I mean. Here comes the Smart Girl!”
Initially, when casting even for the role of Percy, Rick did not reveal much about the character’s description, but focused on which child actor had the best performance.
It is worth noting here that the new cast of Percy Jackson & The Olympians has caused a lot of controversy in the community. In particular, many fans spoke out about Annabeth Chase being played by Leah Jeffries. While the details in the original story indicated that Annabeth was a white girl with shiny blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes, when casting the role, the child actor playing the role was a skin actor. color. The problem here is not that Leah Jeffries’ acting is not good, but simply that her appearance is too different from Annabeth’s character.
Many fans of the original have voiced their displeasure and said that it was the author of the novel series, Rick Riordan, who destroyed his own work just to please Disney (Disney’s films recently have to be more weak. Multi-Ethnic factor in even though it’s contrary to the original). Many people also think that then Rick Riordan will be a second JK Rowling when only focusing on making the producer happy and focusing on adapting milking movies, not paying attention to the feelings of audience, if you persist and move on, it’s just another Fantastic Beasts.
Percy Jackson and The Olympians has not yet set a date to air on the Disney+ streaming platform (According to IMDB, it is expected to be in 2023.)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (English: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, or Percy Jackson for short), is a series of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan. The series has sold more than 45 million copies across 35 countries.
On October 28, 2011, the series was on The New York Times Best Seller list for children’s books for 223 weeks. The first episode was adapted into the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in 2010. The second episode was also adapted into the movie Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, which premiered in 2013 and both. The film was “smashed” by both critics and fans. Not long ago, Disney announced the adaptation of Percy Jackson again, but this time on the small screen and instead of shortening the story to create a movie, Disney will respect the original and adapt it. Rick Riordan’s entire book series into a Disney+ TV series.
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