James Reid is going to be the new Pedro Penduko!
Pedro Penduko is a Pinoy comic book character made by Francisco Coching. Penduko fights all evil with a magical amulet.
Regene Estolatan, the writer of the reimagined film adaptation, came up with a twist:
The next “chosen one” is a wimpy teen named Peter Harris raised in the US by his adoptive father.
Peter Harris feels like he doesn’t belong. A Filipino who lived all his life in the US where he grew up being bullied since grade school. Now 20 years old, he has had enough and wants to escape.
Just then, his adoptive father passes away in a tragic accident involving something supernatural that nobody can explain.
It will all unfold to him when he goes back to the Philippines to look for his mother whom he hasn’t seen since he was an infant. When he finds her, he learns that she has been a victim of a curse given by a ruler of Eastern Kasamaan.
As he embarks on a journey to find a cure, he learns so much more than what he originally set out to discover. That he is no ordinary human, and that he may be the prophesied ‘chosen one’ who will save the entire town from the rising evil that threatens it.
However, does a loser and a whiny wimp like him has what it takes to take on the role of the new Pedro Penduko?
If you were wondering how the pvblic reacted, check it out:
WHERE ARE THE THREADS FOR PEDRO PENDUKO WHY ARE PEOPLE WAY QUIETER JUST BECAUSE ITS JAMES REID JUST BECAUSE ITS A MAN NOW
— mean-dy (@lizasoberabbit) August 10, 2017
JAMES REID AS PEDRO PENDUKO?! WOOO INTERESTING HAHA WILL WAIT TIL HE SAYS MANANAGGAL WITH A SLANG HAHAHA
— The Jan Orbeta (@alphaorbeta) August 10, 2017
James Reid as Peter Harris, descendent of the original Pedro Penduko.
PP Legend Begins comic book was first launched at New York Comic Con. pic.twitter.com/VGzUS0byrr
— JaDine Graphic ❤ (@JadineGraphic) August 10, 2017
"James Reid is the new Pedro Penduko."
Nadine Lustre: "Come on, guys. It's 2017."
— Kenneth Delos Reyes (@JKMDR) August 10, 2017
"James Reid, the first foreign Pedro Penduko"
Uhhh. Matt Evans is a FilAm too by the way.
— Louise Janella 👼🏼 (@DependesS) August 10, 2017
FYI Ate Gurl, the new Pedro Penduko based on the comics is actually Fil-Am. Therefore James Reid is actually fit for thr role. Just sayin' https://t.co/yNMs3tJs0T
— Nat de Izquierdo (@NatflixAndChill) August 11, 2017