Disney+ has officially decided to cast Walker Scobell. The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell is all ready to play the young demigod in its upcoming Percy Jackson series. The Disney+ series is an adaptation of Rick Riordan’s book series Percy Jackson.
Walker Scobell The New Demigod
In the recent reports of The Hollywood Reporter, Walker Scobell is confirmed to be part of Disney+. Landing the title role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
In January, Disney+ gave a series order to Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The series follows the story of a 12-year-old boy (Scobell) who finds out that he is a demigod. He hasn’t come face to face with his newfound supernatural powers when he is accused by the sky god Zeus. According to Zeus, Scobell has stolen his master’s lightning bolt. Now, to solve the mystery Percy must go to America to find the bolt. In addition, to restore order to Olympus.
According to reports, the production of the series from Disney’s 20th Television is set to begin in the summer. Rick Riordan, on Monday, announced, the casting news Monday morning on his website writing.
He wrote, “Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man. He blew us away with his audition tapes. When we saw him for the role of Percy. We recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam Project, in which played the younger version of Ryan. Walker was perfect as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character.”
Further adding, “We just got fortunate. We even got Walker to audition months before that movie came out. The film only confirmed that we were not wrong about his talent. It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that we found our Percy in Walker. He is a perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, and heroism. Making him fit to symbolize our hero Percy Jackson.”
Percy Jackson Soon On Disney+
Back in 2020, Riordan confirmed Percy Jackson was in development with Disney. Although it officially received green lightweight earlier in 2022. Disney+ also issued the official identity breakdown for Percy which interprets the image of Percy Jackson.
Disney+ said, “Percy Jackson is a smart and compassionate kid. Adding to him is a sharp humor. He’s always feeling like an outsider. Considering the fact of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and uncontrolled. Even quick to feel anger when injustice happens in front of him. But beneath his layers you can find him to be an affectionate son and loyal friend. A person who just wants to do right for those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.
Riordan will be the writer alongside Jon Steinberg for the series plot while James Bobin directs. Also, supervising the series, Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz. Even working as the executive producers along with Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg. 20th Television is the studio
The Percy Jackson book series contains The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.
Walker’s ” Adam Project”
Also, Walker Scobell recently made his film debut in the recent Netflix film The Adam Project. He starred opposite Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldaña, Jennifer Garner, and Catherine Keener.
The Adam Project is a time-traveling story. It shows the young pilot time-traveling and teaming up with his younger self and his late father. The mission is to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
In addition, he has also been part of the movie Secret Headquarters. Staring with Owen Wilson, Michael Peña, and Jesse Williams in Paramount’s family action. The movie is set to release in theatres on August 5.