One of the actors of the Percy Jackson films, Alexandra Daddario, has stated that she would not be a part of the forthcoming Disney+ series.
The Percy Jackson movie and upcoming Disney+ series are based on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series of books. Director Chris Columbus, who had previously directed the first two Home Alone films and the first two chapters of the Harry Potter franchise, first adapted the books for the screen in 2010.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was the first feature, and it was followed by Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in 2013.
Alexandra Daddario is not involved with the upcoming Disney+ series
Like Percy Jackson, Logan Lerman took center stage. Brandon T. Jackson, Steve Coogan, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, and Daddario were among the cast members. While some actors were replaced in the sequel, Daddario remained in the part of Annabeth Chase, the goddess Athena’s daughter.
Unfortunately, neither film received positive reviews from reviewers or audiences, putting the third installment on hold. However, Percy Jackson will be converted into a live-action series for Disney+. The series, however, appears to be starting from scratch, as the cast from the movie, or at least Daddario, will not be involved.
Daddario was asked if she will be part of the upcoming Percy Jackson series while appearing on the WrapWomen’s UnWrapped podcast. Daddario replied with a laugh and a resounding “No!” She went on to describe her experience working on the movie, adding, “I liked it,” before going into detail about how much she learned while on set. Daddario credits her current career to Percy Jackson, which makes her thrilled for the upcoming actors who will take over those roles.
Take a look at what Daddario has to say in the comments below:
“No! No, I loved Percy Jackson. Like, I loved it. When I stepped into Percy Jackson and got that job, I had no idea what it was. I was like, a bit part actor in New York City, you know? I was a kid, I was working at a bar, I didn’t have any idea of Hollywood or of all this stuff.”
“I am so excited for the kids that are going to be cast in that and how they’ll inspire a new generation of young women. Like it’s so cool, Annabeth is a really inspiring character to people. But no, I don’t know anything about it beyond that, and I shouldn’t! I was just the girl in the movie.”
Riordan is collaborating with the creative team on the Percy Jackson series, which is now in development at Disney. Riordan is also believed to be writing the majority of the screenplays for the show himself, in the hopes of achieving a more audience-pleasing ending than the films did. The cast for the show has yet to be announced, but director James Bobin, who previously directed The Muppets in 2011, is set to direct the pilot.