Some bit of development news for the upcoming ‘Percy Jackson’ series on Disney+: casting for the title character is officially underway. Author Rick Riordan confirmed the news on his official blog, writing that while the search still has a long way to go, the studio already has a set of criteria for its potential lead.
According to Riordan, Percy’s actor should be someone who can ‘play 12’. This is to stay faithful to the character’s arc in the books, who grows to the age of 16 by the end of the series. The role is also open to any ethnicity and orientation.
‘We are looking for the best person who can embody the character we all know and love from the books’, writes Riordan.
But while the search for Percy has only begun, fans have seemingly already decided that OG actor Logan Lerman should play his dad, Poseidon, the king of the seas. People have long lobbied for the 29-year-old to return to the franchise in some capacity, as he’s considered a fan fave despite the lukewarm reception to the film series.
do y’all think logan lerman gets tired of trending every time percy jackson starts trending like pic.twitter.com/jbaFgronLR
— christine (@leonidasvaldz) April 27, 2021
Casting for Percy Jackson began? I am once again asking for Logan Lerman to play Poseidon pic.twitter.com/mez0W0YNmE
— alexis 𓏲ꪆ (@korrasupremacy) April 27, 2021
logan lerman’s percy jackson “this is a PEN” scene the height of cinema pic.twitter.com/DPsNtniqNh
— mai (@jamiehoImes) April 27, 2021
no literally logan lerman was so excellent as percy jackson i am fully expecting his cameo in the new show ☝️🏽 pic.twitter.com/BajdtYEsv1
— athena (@mymyatwaterIoo) April 27, 2021
back at spreading the logan lerman as poseidon agenda pic.twitter.com/FU0M8uMyxd
— kaz brekker (kanej’s manager) (@thecrowsclub) April 27, 2021
yeah logan lerman would be a great poseidon but in my mind this is how percy jackson would look like if he took zeus' offer of immortality and became a god
and those grey streaks? he keeps them bc it reminds him of his adventures with annabeth, back when he was still a demigod pic.twitter.com/hC34ngClEi
— cowboy like jib 🤠👢 (@ohgreekgod) April 23, 2021
What do you think? Is Logan Lerman a good fit as Poseidon? Or does he still look too young? Sound off in the comments!