Fans Want To See Logan Lerman Play a Greek God within the ‘Percy Jackson’ Disney+ Reboot

by Jeremy Spirogis
Logan Lerman at the premiere of

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a extremely widespread e book collection and revolves round Greek gods and their half-blood children. For children, this was a cool gateway into these myths and posed the query: What in case you have been half god or goddess? The idea of demigods was thrilling for readers, and now Disney+ is bringing these tales to life. Even although it was already executed in 2010, this reboot can be extra trustworthy to the unique books. But that doesn’t imply that followers forgot about Logan Lerman’s contribution to the collection. 

Logan Lerman at the premiere of 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' on February 4, 2010.
Logan Lerman on the premiere of ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ on February 4, 2010 | Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Disney+ is growing a live-action ‘Percy Jackson’ collection 

On May 14, Rick Riordan, the creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, shared on social media that Disney+ is producing a live-action TV present of the collection. This can be a reboot of the 2010 movie starring Logan Lerman.

The books are immensely widespread. There are 5 novels within the collection and it even went on to incorporate a by-product, Heroes of Olympus. It actually did educate children Greek mythology in a means that was actually fashionable, but age-appropriate, and correct. 

In his Instagram post in regards to the collection, Riordan wrote that each one 5 books are going to be put within the collection. And the primary season goes to revolve across the first e book, The Lightning Thief. He additionally needs followers to “rest assured” that he and his spouse Becky Riordan are going to be personally concerned within the writing and manufacturing of the collection. So it’ll be as trustworthy as it may be. 

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Fans can’t recover from the concept of Logan Lerman coming again as a Greek god

Now, when occupied with reboots, there’s usually the query of what occurs with the solid of the unique. Do they wish to come again in cameos? Should they be included? Depending on the character of the reboot, there are such a lot of totally different solutions. For this one, because it’ll be trustworthy to the supply materials, Percy and his pals can be 12 or so. Because the prophecy includes his 16th birthday, which culminates within the remaining, fifth e book.

This means Logan Lerman wouldn’t come again within the position of Percy, though that was by no means actually in query. However, there’s a portion of the fandom that wishes Lerman to come back again as Percy’s father, Poseidon. “i do know logan lerman wants to play poseidon don’t be shy,” one fan wrote.

While some love this concept, it’s actually solely a fancast at this level. In 2014, Lerman stated he was executed with the position. But who is aware of if he’d be all the way down to play Percy’s legendary father. 

Lerman did reply to the information of the reboot although. “Excited to see this! Hope it will get the difference the books deserve. Congrats @rickriordan,” he tweeted on May 14. At least there’s no unhealthy blood on this new Camp Half-Blood. 

Riordan goes to have extra enter on this reboot, in contrast to the primary movie

The unique film didn’t go over so properly with followers as a result of it was so vastly totally different than the books. Riordan shared on his web site that as a result of the movie rights have been signed away he had no energy over who wrote the script or how they wrote it.  

He additionally bluntly advised producers in an e mail that followers wouldn’t just like the script that he learn. “Fans of the books will be angry and disappointed,” he wrote in 2009. “They will leave the theater in droves and generate horrible word of mouth.” 

He was, finally, proper. But fortunately followers are getting a extra genuine adaptation, whether or not Lerman pops in as Poseidon or not. 

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