I’m so so sorry, Percy Jackson stans — however Logan Lerman will NOT be making a cameo as Poseidon, god of the ocean and Percy’s dad, within the upcoming Disney Plus sequence.
The official Disney Plus twitter introduced that English actor Toby Stephens, recognized for Netflix’s Misplaced in Area and Starz’ Black Sails, will painting the oceanic deity. Moreover, Lance Reddick of the John Wick sequence will play Zeus, King of the Gods. They be part of the three younger leads — Walker Scolbell as Percy, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth, and Aryan Simhardi as Grover — together with Lin-Manuel Miranda because the messenger god Hermes and Jason Mantzoukas as god of wine Dionysus.
Many followers had been hoping that Lerman would make a cameo within the sequence. Lerman portrayed Percy again in 2010, within the critically-panned and usually untrue movie adaptation of the ebook. Nonetheless, his performing was on level and his baby-blue eyes charmed a technology of followers who nonetheless strongly affiliate him with the character. And people followers cherished concept of Lerman showing as Percy’s godly father or mother.
However alas, Lerman spoke to Esquire just lately about his involvement — or lack thereof — with the upcoming Disney Plus sequence.
Nobody’s hit me up about it, and I don’t suppose I’m proper for that anyhow. However I additionally simply don’t even know if it’s fascinating to me, by way of: I don’t even know what that will be. However there’s not a secret that’s ready to be introduced or one thing like that. I do get requested so much about it, and I hate to disappoint and be like, no, I don’t know something, and I’m not concerned, however that’s the reality. I don’t know something about it.
And positive, we do reside in the identical world the place Andrew Garfield repeatedly denied being in Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling for 2 years, even whereas set images of him emerged, however with this casting formally out, it’s time to just accept that if Lerman does find yourself within the new present, it is going to seemingly be in a a lot smaller function than the driving drive behind Percy’s motivations.
Lerman made one other good level within the Esquire interview about this potential dream forged.
“I get individuals asking me on a regular basis if I’m gonna play Poseidon, and I’m like, am I sufficiently old to play Poseidon?” he stated. “I don’t suppose I’m sufficiently old for that one!”
Whereas 31 year-old Lerman might conceivably be the daddy of a 12 year-old, particularly if he’s taking part in an immortally scorching god, it does make extra sense for an older, extra mature actor to tackle the function.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is anticipated to hit Disney Plus someday in 2024. Filming began this summer season. In contrast to with the film, writer Rick Riordan can be closely concerned in each step of the venture.