There are officially a couple of Gods amongst these men.
The Wire‘s Lance Reddick and Black Sails‘ Toby Stephens have joined the upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians as Zeus and Poseidon, respectively, according to Variety.
Described as the “all-powerful god of the sky and leader of Mount Olympus” according to the outlet, Zeus is also characterized as “tempestuous and mistrustful. He’s promised to wage a war if his stolen thunderbolt is not returned.”
We’d probably suggest slipping that thunderbolt back under Zeus’ door.
Not only is Poseidon the god of the sea, he’s also Percy’s father. “Although seemingly absent in Percy’s life,” his descriptions reads, “many of Poseidon’s qualities live in Percy; stubbornness, impulsiveness and loyalty. Though he has stayed away throughout Percy’s life, his deep feelings for his son (and Percy’s mother, Sally) are evident.”
The Adam Project star Walker Scobell will play 12-year-old modern demigod Percy in the series, which also stars Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as Percy’s friends Annabeth and Grover, respectively.
Source link It looks like Poseidon has been found! After months of speculation, it has finally been announced that the much-anticipated live-action adaptation of the popular Percy Jackson franchise, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, has cast its Poseidon. And the lucky actor to take on the role is not Logan Lerman, who starred in the original Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010).
According to news that broke Monday morning, actor Ray Stevenson (Rome, Thor, Divergent) has been cast as the Olympian water god, Poseidon. The long-awaited sequel to the fantasy adventure assembles once again the reluctant but heroic half-blood, Percy Jackson (Lerman). Joining him this time is his spunky and wise-cracking best friend Annabeth, played by Magnificent Seven’s Alexandra Daddario.
The film follows Percy and Annabeth as they venture on a mission to the Sea of Monsters to prevent a massive war between the Olympians and the Titans. On their way, they will encounter treacherous beasts, such as the notorious Cyclops, rising Gods and titans and an infamous evil that lurks at the edge of the world. Along the way, Poseidon rears his trident in an effort to protect and guide Percy on his important journey.
Stevenson is no stranger to fantasy-fueled adventures, having recently starred in 2019’s Hellboy reboot. He will bring Poseidon, who is known for both his masculinity and magical spirit, to life. Besides Stevenson, other cast members include 19-year-old Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) and 18-year-old Jake Abel (The Host).
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters is expected to hit theaters in 2020.