The upcoming series Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+ has ignited substantial excitement surrounding the show, particularly regarding its titular character portrayed by actor Walker Scobell. While Scobell’s take on Percy Jackson is highly anticipated, it’s essential to note that he isn’t the inaugural actor to embody this iconic character.

Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson
Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson

Previously, Logan Lerman held the mantle, being the first to bring Percy Jackson to life in Fox’s short-lived film adaptations. Recently, Logan Lerman, the former Percy Jackson actor, extended his support to Disney+ for reviving and reimagining Percy Jackson’s world. Logan Lerman’s backing not only acknowledges the new direction but also contributes to the growing excitement among fans eagerly awaiting the fresh take on the beloved character and story.

Logan Lerman Applauds Walker Scobell’s Portrayal of Percy Jackson in Disney+

Disney+ Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Original Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman has been effusive in his praise for the upcoming Disney+ show, expressing genuine enthusiasm for its future. Notably, Lerman is delighted to pass on the symbolic mantle of Poseidon’s trident, indicating his support for the new era of the character. Recently, Lerman took everyone by surprise, especially Walker Scobell and the rest of the new cast, by sending over his heartfelt blessing.

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In particular, Lerman commended Scobell’s rendition of Percy Jackson, expressing admiration for his portrayal. He firmly believes that the show’s resurrection of these beloved characters will bring immense joy to fans. Lerman has voiced his confidence in Scobell, viewing him as the perfect fit to step into Percy Jackson’s shoes. Logan Lerman told in the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Variety),

“The show looks amazing. I can’t wait to see you all crush it in your roles. You’re making a lot of people happy bringing these characters to life. I can’t imagine a better fit for Percy Jackson than Walker. You were so brilliant in ‘The Adam Project.’ I hope you like eating blue food the next few years. I think you have a hit show on your hands.”

The upcoming fantasy series serves as an adaptation of Rick Riordan’s cherished novels, weaving together Greek legends within a contemporary setting. Scobell’s portrayal as the lead demigod protagonist Percy Jackson is highly anticipated, promising an immersive journey into the mythological world. Among the new cast members joining Scobell are Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri, adding depth and talent to the ensemble. Lerman’s evident excitement for this new generation to experience the series hints at the exceptional storytelling and performances viewers can anticipate.

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Why did Disney Replace Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson in the Series?

Percy Jackson and The Olympians - The Lightning Thief
Logan Lerman in Percy Jackson and The Olympians – The Lightning Thief

Logan Lerman made his mark as Percy Jackson on the silver screen, debuting in 2010’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and reprising the role in 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. His portrayal alongside Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson as Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood respectively, contributed to the cinematic adaptation of two out of the five books in the series.

Disney Plus steps into the realm of Percy Jackson with their new series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, introducing Walker Scobell as the latest Percy. The book series begins with a 12-year-old Percy discovering his hidden identity as a demigod, the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.

Scobell, currently 14 years old, fits into the age bracket required for the character, aligning closely with the original storyline. Conversely, Logan Lerman, now 31, surpasses the age range suitable for portraying Percy Jackson in the rebooted project, which naturally led to the passing of the torch to a younger actor for this reimagined series.

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