Earlier today came word that Disney+'s Percy Jackson and The Olympians series is officially on the hunt for its lead role with author Rick Riordan sharing the news on his social media. The author revealed that the preliminary search for the new lead is now ongoing and that they are "looking for an actor who can 'play 12.'" This news has had many fans of the books realizing that former Percy Jackson actor Logan Lerman is now entirely too old for the part, but that doesn't mean he couldn't appear in some capacity, and they've decided he should play the father of Percy Jackson, Poseidon.
Played by Kevin McKidd in the 2010 feature adaptation, putting Lerman in the role would give the series a major meta-wink to the franchise at large since he originated the part in live-action; he'd be the "father" of Percy Jackson in more ways than one. Lerman opened up in an interview last summer about potentially signing on for a part in the series, telling Entertainment Tonight: "Honestly, I'm amazed by it and I'm flattered that people still talk about the Percy Jackson series."
When asked about the role of Poseidon, he continued, "Yeah, potentially, it just depends. It's early right now you know. It usually starts with an announcement like this for a big project. So, they announced the development of this show. I wonder when they will be ready to make it. They've got to approve scripts, budget it, and cast it. Do this whole thing. So, it could be a ways away for them, you know. I'm curious if there would be a role that would be interesting for me or something like that. I'd definitely consider it."
Fans have latched onto this answer and have continued to campaign that Lerman take on the role and we've collected some of the best reactions below!
So you're saying there's a chance
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
Call Mr. Hollywood
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
WE ARE HERE
latino percy, black annabeth, logan lerman as poseidon, gregg sulkin as apollo, brenda song as athena WE SPEAK WE YELL WE MARCH WE ARE HERE WE WILL NOT GO AWAY— cay (@koralinadean) 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
PETITION FOR LOGAN LERMAN TO PLAY POSEIDON https://t.co/l5kNYcAJXW— vai; | au commission 📌 (@sungjinssatoori) April 28, 2021
i will Freak Out
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
We're holding you to this sorry
if Logan Lerman doesn’t get casted as Poseidon i will LITERALLY deactivate. permanently. pic.twitter.com/P2l5o9OBdZ— Maizie Torvaris 🍄🐌 (@fairyreboot) April 28, 2021
It could work
Percy Jackson's casting has begun but have they considered: pic.twitter.com/ek11I1sleB— Sofía (@starkcanarie) April 27, 2021