Adam Project’s Walker Scobell Is Percy Jackson For Disney Plus

Disney Plus announces Adam Project’s child star Walker Scobell as upcoming streaming series lead Percy Jackson.

We recently reported that Percy Jackson and the Olympians is happening. Author Rick Riordan himself is deep in involvement in the development and writing behind the series. A huge part of his dismay in the film adaptation is the depicted age of Percy Jackson. He particularly wrote Percy to be a child of 12 years not a teenager.

Adam Project’s Walker Scobell Is Percy Jackson For Disney Plus

Walker Scobell Percy Jackson Disney Plus

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In his official website, he posted series development updates last April 3rd. Yesterday, he officially posted Walker Scobell’s photo announcing him as his Percy Jackson for the upcoming series.

In his website, he wrote:

Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy. Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam Project, in which Walker lit up the screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were fortunate enough to audition Walker months before that movie came out, but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent. It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.

It is quite obvious that the author is so delighted in finally meeting his Percy Jackson in Scobell. Just a day after his announcement, a lot of fans have given favorable reaction to the casting choice. Of course, who else can say is the best lead character of the story other than the author himself? Riordan masterfully described how Scobell matches Jackson’s personality and it is no doubt that Scobell is the one.

Adam Project’s Walker Scobell Is Percy Jackson For Disney Plus

Walker Scobell Percy Jackson Disney Plus

Image: 20th Century Studios

Furthermore, in his April 3 entry, he has happily updated fans as to the casting development of the one that will complete his main trio:

I think we are very close to having our primary trio of Percy, Grover and Annabeth, but I can’t announce anything until we have all the necessary approvals, deals are closed, etc. However long you think this process should take, it takes even longer than that. Be patient!

He now announced Percy and we do expect Grover and Annabeth will be next. Seeing the progression of the production development, we happily look forward to the following cast announcements from the author himself. It truly is a great time for the Demigods and Persassies!

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