The first teaser trailer for the Disney+ Percy Jackson series has already proved that it has the greatest advantage over the two movie adaptations. Fans have expressed their enthusiasm towards the upcoming series, and are confident enough that it will give justice to the novels.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians series had two film versions that are very popular among fans due to their lack of faithfulness to the books. The Lightning Thief, released in 2010, altered so many important details, and disappointed many fans. The Sea of Monsters, the sequel which came out in 2013, also frustrated the audience, including the author Rick Riordan.
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Percy Jackson Author’s Involvement Proves Advantageous To The Series
After the announcement of the upcoming Disney+ series, there had been mixed reactions from the entire fandom. Some feared that it might ruin the series for the third time. However, when Riordan announced his involvement in the series, the air was cleared, and doubts were set aside.
Indeed, Riordan’s involvement in the Disney+ Percy Jackson series is the franchise’s best advantage over the two unfortunate movie adaptations. Based on the trailer, many small yet significant details have been incorporated.
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Important Details From The Book Spotted In Teaser Trailer
The iconic orange shirt that campers wore in the novels was immediately spotted. The movie versions perhaps rendered this unnecessary. Another unique detail from the books is the U-formation of the cabins. The location, which was fully described in the novel, was left out in the films. Percy’s cabin is situated in the middle of two other cabins, but the film moved his abode to a secluded beach area that was supposed to have been built by his father. Percy’s opening line in The Lightning Thief was also used as the introduction in the trailer.
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For many avid fans of the series, having the author in the driver’s seat came as a relief. Not only will Riordan oversee the production, but he will also be the main scriptwriter. Faithfulness to the source material has always been the series’ dilemma, and it seems that the show is already well-received by the audience.
The production is currently underway with the main cast Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood. Together, the trio will delve into the world of Greek gods and monsters as they discover the gifts bestowed upon them by their parents.
According to Riordan, Disney+ Percy Jackson & The Olympians will likely premiere in early 2024.
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