Recently, it was announced that Walker Scobell (‘The Adam Project’) was chosen as the interpreter of Percy Jackson in the series of the Disney+based on the literary saga written by Rick Riordan.
And it seems that fans are accepting the lineup very well!
On social media, there are several comments stating that Scobell is a worthy successor Logan Lermanwhich brought the character to life on the big screen in 2010 and 2013.
Additionally, some have argued that the 13-year-old star is at the perfect age to play the character over the next few years.
And the announcement further increased the anticipation for the attraction, which still has no release date.
Check out the reactions:
Walker Scobell receiving information from the Riordans that he will be Percy Jackson in the Disney+ series
HIM WEARING CAMP HALF-BLOOD T-SHIRT pic.twitter.com/aj5lHn7y7x
– Oracle of the Demigods | Percy Jackson Series (@oraculosemideus) April 11, 2022
i wonder how happy walker scobell and his family must be with the role of percy jackson, he is 13 years old and has just secured a successful career
— Cristal (@avengerpercyx) April 11, 2022
I was obsessed, I spent 80% of my time talking about Walker Scobell being Percy Jackson and the other 20% I was hoping someone would talk about it so I could talk a little more pic.twitter.com/on0gDd0vDR
— aria ψ WALKER OUR PERCY (@prongspoesy) April 12, 2022
WALKER SCOBELL WORLD
I WILL PROTECT HIM FROM ALL THE EVIL IN THIS WORLD
PERCY JACKSON IS COMING
— laah Ψ PERCY JACKSON IS COMING (@ifsmaisy) April 11, 2022
logan lerman passing percy jackson’s crown to walker scobellpic.twitter.com/6lnAy8urfu
— anna. PERCY JACKSON (@prongswft) April 11, 2022
“He already owns a CHB shirt. He had no idea I would be on this Zoom call. He didn’t know the call was to say he got the part. The shirt was just him representing his love for the show, and that look of surprise is totally genuine.”
— annie Ψ WALKER AS PERCY JACKSON (@percyjstan) April 11, 2022
in this profile we defend and love walker scobell, our percy jackson
— briy.️ | PJO IS COMING | : shatter me, mais (@sixwolfy) April 11, 2022
For those who watched “The Adam Project”, you are aware of Walker Scobell’s performance and you are aware that he performs well. He was called to this role because of his ironic and humorous way. So I already think he’s going to be an amazing Percy Jackson pic.twitter.com/LbJ9uJH9sM
— Thai a fruta Ψ || : Daisy Jones and the six (@Crying__Star) April 11, 2022
this picture of Walker Scobell exudes more Percy Jackson than Percy Jackson himself pic.twitter.com/fB9TYuasBA
— júlia WALKER SCOBELL OUR PERCY JACKSON (@heroipercy) April 12, 2022
I so want to see Walker Scobell in the role, he’s going to be Percy Jackson himself. pic.twitter.com/OruwCgJ7Kn
— Horn of the green eye (@semi__bruxo) April 13, 2022
I’m just OBSESSED with the scobell walker.
he is extremely funny, can you imagine the behind the scenes of percy jackson with him? Lol man I’m going to see this boy GROW
and I’m already going to watch adam project so that when he launches a series and movie I’ll have the right to
– clara ψ (@achilleschant) April 11, 2022
Guys, Walker Scobell is a fan of Percy Jackson just like we are. he’s read all the books until Trials of Apollo, he has the Camp Half-Blood t-shirt… imagine his HAPPINESS when he got a video call from RICK RIORDAN saying he’s going to bring his favorite character to LIFE?!
— annie Ψ WALKER AS PERCY JACKSON (@percyjstan) April 11, 2022
— CapD (@captaindanna) April 11, 2022
“calm down baby auntie is defending scobell walker as percy jackson” pic.twitter.com/vZsxZ4eADB
– ؘ (@Iuvthyng) April 12, 2022
According to the official description of the character, released by VarietyPercy is “an intelligent, compassionate boy with a keen sense of humor. He has always seen himself as an outsider, largely because of how the world views his ADHD and dyslexia. He is impulsive and undisciplined and gets angry quickly when things seem unfair to him. But underneath his cynicism is a caring son and loyal friend who only wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.”
Season 1 of the attraction will feature eight episodes.
Remembering that the attraction script is being written by the Riordanin partnership with Jon Steinberg (‘Black Sails’).
As some fans were disappointed with the outcome of the two films starring Logan Lerman, Riordan assured last year that the series will not repeat the mistakes of previous adaptations and the wait will be worth it.
“Having everyone together to align our visions for the series was extremely helpful, and I think a lot of confusion has been resolved (speaking for my own confused self, anyway!). The good news is, the leadership is organized on how to do this show… and do it right. A lot of them have kids who grew up reading ‘Percy Jackson’ too, so they understand. They understand that there are millions and millions of fans eagerly waiting to see ‘Percy Jackson’ come to life in a new way. We feel supported and heard, and I am more confident than ever that the program is moving forward. You all made a difference. always do. Appearing on social media, sharing your excitement about the show… Disney sees you. They’ve listened to you and they want to do right by you Percy fans. That, for me, is the number one priority, so I’m happy!”
“The best part is that James Bobin is on board as our pilot’s director”he commented. “James is an incredible person and an incredibly talented director, someone who knows the saga books well’Percy Jackson’. Your children are fans of the books. so we are in good hands. Thank you all for your enthusiasm for the series. It will be incredible!”
According to the author, the Disney will invest heavily in the series and the budget will be similar to that of ‘O Mandaloriano‘ e ‘WandaVision‘ – which cost an average of $100 million in the first season.
Altogether, the saga written by Riordan contains five books: ‘The Lightning Thief’, ‘Sea of Monsters’, ‘The Titan’s Curse’, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’, e ‘The last Olympian’.
The plot revolves around Percy, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the seas, and is then sent to Camp Half-Blood to be reunited with other half-bloods. There, Percy meets his friend and mentor Grover Underwood, a teenage satyr, and meets Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena.
Chris Columbus directed the film adaptation of the first volume, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’which brought in its cast Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, e Jake Abel.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, the film grossed almost US$227 million around the world, from a budget of US$95 million.
In 2013, ‘Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters‘ only invoiced $199 million and received harsh criticism about the narrative, which departed too far from the original novel.