Walker Scobell has been cast as the fresh demigod in the coming Disney+ Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Maybe you recognize him from Netflix‘s The Adam Project, where he made a fresher version of Ryan Reynoldsbut did you learn that he is also an avid skateboarder with an encyclopedic awareness of the 2016 superhero movie Deadpool†
Who is the Walker Scobell?
The 13-year-old is being recognized for his breakout role in the critically acclaimed science fiction film The Adam Project, which Netflix blew up last month. The film is Scobell’s most significant acting appearance on the big screen, and he was recruited from 376 kids who auditioned for the part.
Aside from acting values, he is an avid skateboarder and skier and a huge Deadpool fan. While standing next to Ryan Reynolds in a Today interview, Scobell acknowledged that he had watched the film several hundred times. He can rehearse every syllable from both movies, he can just go, Reynolds said. Even those worthless expositions that no one remembers, he recognizes them all.
Rick Riordan sang the actor’s praises. He composed the five Percy Jackson books on which the series is based. It struck me and the rest of the crew that Walker had the exact blend of comedic timing, kindness, unruly, snark and courage to illustrate our winner Percy Jackson. Percy Jackson is 12 years old in the TV sequel, just a year younger than Scobell himself who is currently 1.
About the Disney+ Percy Jackson Series
The Disney+ Percy Jackson series tells the fictional story of a modern day demigod who seems to accept his newfound extraordinary powers when sky god Zeus accuses him of snatching an important lightning bolt. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians kite incident will be chronicled by Riordan and Jon Steinberg and overseen by James Bobin, who oversaw the captain of Disney+ The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Riordan has been vocal since the start of the procession. He disclosed the information about the Disney+ demonstrations in January via a video on social media. In his April 11 blog post, Riordan said Scobell has made many chemistry plans with competitors for the other keys of the show, Annabeth and Grover, and Riordan is optimistic the two roles are relatively close to being completed. Scobell usurps Logan Lerman as the face of the special sequel after Lerman was featured in the 2010 film Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, followed by 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Other projects Walker Scobell has worked on
He stars in Secret Headquarters, a recent movie review that will premiere on August 5. Scobell plays Charlie, a kid who realizes what looks like a superhero undercover office under his house.
Fan reaction to Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson
Since Riordan shattered information about Scobell’s casting, lovers have been experiencing happiness on Twitter. West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler was among those who expressed her opinion. She said she has never been more proud of a person she doesn’t know than that sweet young man who plays Percy Jackson.