The faces of Olympus are slowly filling in as two more gods have been cast for the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians Disney+ series. Yesterday, series author Rick Riordan announced which actors will be playing the roles of Big Three gods Zeus and Poseidon: Lance Reddick as the former, and Toby Stephens as the latter.
Many fans are disappointed that Logan Lerman, who played Percy in the poorly received 2010 and 2013 Percy Jackson films, was not selected for the role of Poseidon. Although the films were largely written off as failures by the fandom, many fans still fondly associate Lerman with Percy, and seeing him play the father of the newest iteration of the character would have been a fun Easter egg for older fans who watched the films as kids.
Zeus and Poseidon are now the fourth and fifth Olympian gods whose casting have been revealed, with the first being Adam Copeland as Ares in October, then Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes and Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus in November. We also know that Hades, who is a Big Three god and an Olympian by blood but not considered one of the 12 because of his residency in the underworld, will be played by Jay Duplass, and Dionysus (aka Mr. D) will be played by Jason Mantzoukas. The only Olympian god whose actor is currently unknown is Apollo, but we are still waiting on all six Olympian goddesses: Hera, Artemis, Aphrodite, Athena, Demeter, and Hestia.
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