In Percy Jackson Show: Logan Lerman Points Out The Problem Of Casting Him
Percy Jackson film star Logan Lerman doesn’t see himself joining the cast of the forthcoming Disney+ series based on the same book series.
Lerman played the official character in the original 2010 20th Century Fox film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and its 2013 sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters.
The films plan to mirror the five-book imagination series written by Rick Riordan, but plans for the rest of the series were eventually scrap due to cheap box office returns and lukewarm critical bash for the adaptations.
Since then, Disney has bought the Percy Jackson rights and is nearing the end of season 1 of the new show based on Riordan’s books.
Lerman discussed his breakout role speaking to Esquire, and whether he may return to the Percy Jackson world in the upcoming series.
30-year-old actor, he has been approached by those who believe he should reprise his role as Percy Jackson’s father and the god of the seas, Poseidon, from the films.
While it is an interesting idea, Lerman doesn’t believe he’s yet old ample for the role, saying he wouldn’t even cast himself if he was on the innovative team.
The show’s Poseidon casting has yet to be announce, but a theory that Luke Arnold could be a contender due to his connection to series producer Jonathan E. Steinberg is plausible. Read the entire quote below.
Other than Poseidon’s role Logan Lerman Could Appear in a Percy Jackson TV Series
The Disney+ show is already nearing the finishing point of production on season 1, and numerous of the leading roles have already been spoken for.
Walker Scobell will play the lead, Leah Sava Jeffries will portray Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri will play Grover Underwood, rounding out the leading trio.
Some other exciting cast members have Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus/Mr. D, Megan Mullaly as Alecto/Ms. Dodds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes. The show is set to premiere in late 2023 or early 2024, and according to Scobell, it has already been renewed for a second season.
While many of the leading roles have cast, some major ones have yet to be assign to one actor, leaving the door open for Lerman to return. While Hades, Ares, and Medusa have already cast, important Greek gods like Zeus, Poseidon, and Apollo have yet to be cast.
Since Lerman stated that he does not believe he is old enough to play Poseidon, it becomes improbable that he would be old enough to play Poseidon’s brother Zeus, King of the Gods.
Given that he is Zeus’ son and hence considerably younger than he and Poseidon, Apollo may be Lerman’s best chance of returning to Percy Jackson as a new character.
Playing the god of the sun and prophesy appears to be a lot more conceivable scenario than taking on the roles of Zeus or Poseidon.
Lerman has kept busy in recent years, most recently playing The Son in the 2022 action comedy picture Bullet Train and serving as a producer on the 2022 drama film Press Play as well as Sam’s Taylor-upcoming Johnson’s biopic Rothko.
Lerman has also stated that he is now working on a WWII-set series call We Were The Lucky Ones.
Since 2020, he has also played Jonah Heidelbaum in the Amazon series Hunters, which will begin its final season in January 2023. With nothing else on the horizon for Lerman soon, a Percy Jackson appearance is not out of the question.