Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario not reprising their roles
UPDATE, 16:43 EDT, 7/19/15: Please note that this article was an April Fool’s Day joke, posted on 4/1/15. None of this is true and although we want a Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse movie like everyone else, nothing has been confirmed as of this date.
By the gods! Fox 2000 has announced that a Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse movie has been confirmed, according to Variety. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse is the third book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series written by Rick Riordan. The first two movies of the series starred Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase.
However, it looks like Fox is making some changes before it starts production, and they will be casting a new Percy and Annabeth. And I wouldn’t doubt they would start with a completely new cast.
“We love Logan and Alexandra and they’ve been wonderful as our two main leads in the first two movies. However, we know that as we move forward, and if we continue to move forward, those two actors may be in their 30s by the time we get to the last movie in the series, and Percy is only supposed to be around 16 years old,” said executive producer Mark Radcliffe. “Plus, both Logan and Alexandra have been super busy with other projects and we respect them enough not to compromise their schedule, or even drop out of them for us.”
With that said, Radcliffe stated they will start the process finding a writer and director before they start the casting process.
“First and foremost is getting a screenplay out and then a director. It’s still too early for casting for any of the roles, but yes, we will be looking for someone in their mid-teens when the time comes.”
It doesn’t usually happen that they change cast for a series, but I do remember that Daniel Radcliffe had contemplated doing that very thing before filming for the third movie in the Harry Potter series. He wasn’t as old as Lerman is now, though, so really, it makes sense to find someone closer to the age range of the main character. I’m wondering if The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs would be interested in playing half-blood.
And if that last statement didn’t give it away, then I guess I’ll have to spell it out for you and say, April Fool’s Day!
(To confirm, this story has no merit whatsoever and was posted for the fun of April Fool’s Day. Whether or not you were fooled, thanks for visiting!)