Fans of the Percy Jackson series got the first major update from the upcoming Disney Plus show in months recently, and it was a big one. Author Rick Riordan took to social media and revealed that the casting process is underway for the title character, which would indicate that pre-production is ramping up significantly. That sticks to the timeline we’ve been hearing since the project was first announced that cameras would be rolling before the end of this year, with the first of what the Mouse House are hoping will be many seasons premiering in 2022.
Based on The Mandalorian, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Percy Jackson is set to have a serious budget to play with in order to bring the expansive mythology of the literary series to life, and the studio is said to have high hopes that it can become one of its biggest in-house originals, because it’s not as if Disney Plus can rely on Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to power the platform’s lineup forever.
After news of the casting search broke, fans were quick to hop onto Twitter and offer up another suggestion. Yes, as you can see below, there’s already a groundswell of support gathering behind original star Logan Lerman returning to play Poseidon in Disney’s Percy Jackson.
so what i’m hearing is logan lerman as poseidon in the percy jackson tv show is possible pic.twitter.com/R2WuNKp6pv
— deedee (@starsmlady) April 27, 2021
casting for percy jackson has begun and who do i talk to for logan lerman to be poseidon bc pic.twitter.com/oZHbdCLpOF
— k.❦ (@NINETIESRNB) April 27, 2021
so percy jackson is gonna have a show and logan lerman seems like the perfect fit for poseidon
— ًria (@swftation) April 28, 2021
i am PLEADING that Logan Lerman is cast as Poseidon NOW COME ON NOW pic.twitter.com/fxZOVQq2Wv
— bea (@biancaxbea) April 28, 2021
i mean logan lerman was in the 2 Percy jackson movies and he could play poseidon in the serie
— ceo of loving mark (@r1njun) April 28, 2021
if they dont cast logan lerman as poseidon and alexandra daddario as athena in the new percy jackson series i will literally riot pic.twitter.com/drfc37DCP6
— khally !! (@SXNFLWERR) April 28, 2021
the percy jackson movies sucked, but logan lerman is not included in that. i would love to see him as poseidon.
— lily ⁷ ? (@lilypurplesyou) April 28, 2021
percy jackson is trending (again) so logan lerman as poseidon and chris mccarrell as older percy ❤️
— soph ☆ 9 (@unrulydanvers) April 28, 2021
if logan lerman isn’t poseidon in the percy jackson show i will Freak Out
— gem loves sam wilson ⎊ (@GEMINEEZ) April 28, 2021
logan lerman is trending again. cast him as poseidon pls ??
— sammy ☆ MAIRUMA (@operaswife) April 28, 2021
if Logan Lerman doesn’t get casted as Poseidon i will LITERALLY deactivate. permanently. pic.twitter.com/P2l5o9OBdZ
— Maizie Torvaris ?? (@fairyreboot) April 28, 2021
Percy Jackson's casting has begun but have they considered: pic.twitter.com/ek11I1sleB
— Sofía (@starkcanarie) April 27, 2021
The 29 year-old previously admitted that he’d be open to a cameo in the small screen Percy Jackson, and the Poseidon rumors are nothing new. However, it could be a little too meta to have the big screen hero show up as a different character in the episodic reboot, especially when Riordan hasn’t been shy in letting his disdain for the two feature-length adaptations be known.