A Percy Jackson 3 film based on the events of The Titan’s Curse is not in the works and will never be. Disney+, on the other hand, is rebooting the entire series with author Rick Riordan.
Percy Jackson Is Available On Disney+
Riordan is helping to make Percy Jackson a show for Disney+. He is not trying to hide the fact that he is going to Los Angeles to pitch a profitable TV show to Disney. He also liked the TV version, which is more than you can say about the movie version.
“We’re still in the early stages of #PercyJacksonDisneyPlus.” At the moment, I’m currently working on the pilot script outline. It’s far too early for casting or other information. But, to quote the great @Lin Manuel, I am in the room where it happens, and I will do all in my power to make you guys proud,” Riordan tweeted on June 15, 2020.
We don’t know when Percy Jackson will film, but we’re excited. Rick Riordan recently revealed the Disney+ series is still in the early stages of development and would be accessible in two years. If he’s right, it’ll be 2022.
“A novel takes me 6-12 months to write,” he said. Making a TV show is challenging, especially when the epidemic is involved. The writing process will take months. Two-year forecast? Perhaps?”
More recently, in April 2021, the Riordans announced that Jonathan E. Steinberg will co-write and executive produce the Disney+ Percy Jackson TV show.
Steinberg, best renowned for his work on Black Sails, is an excellent choice for the show, despite the fact that the tone will be considerably different. Both shows, though, are action adventures, and there’s no question that Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shortz will give it their all.
More information regarding the Percy Jackson TV show’s writer’s room may be found here.
Even more intriguing is the fact that the show has started its casting search with an open call. “We’re looking for the ideal person to embody the character we’ve all come to know and love from the books,” Rick Riordan explains.
It will be a long time until Percy’s actor is revealed, but this is one step that should not be rushed. Everything else will fall into place after they find their titular figure. While production on the programme may appear to be moving at a snail’s pace right now, it will certainly lead to great things if we are patient.
There Will Never Be A “Percy Jackson 3” Movie
When asked about Percy Jackson 3, Logan Lerman (who plays Percy Jackson himself) responded, “It’s not happening,” we first learnt that a threequel was off the table. Lerman has been a vocal supporter of both the character and the books in general, previously noting that he enjoys the Percy Jackson films and would like to continue playing him.
It wasn’t meant to be, though. Since the first movie in the series, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, did so poorly at the box office, it’s surprising that they decided to start over. They did, however, and it came in the form of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
While Sea of Monsters performed significantly better than its predecessor, at least in the eyes of the series’ fans, it was reportedly insufficient to secure a Percy Jackson 3 film. Many fans hoped for a third film, if only to see how much better they could improve on the flaws of the first two.
The Lightning Thief grossed $226 million worldwide and $89.7 million in the U.S. Sea of Monsters made $199 million worldwide and $68.5 million in the U.S.
Some fans were disappointed that there would be no Percy Jackson 3, but there’s good news: Disney announced a Percy Jackson TV show for Disney+ in early 2020. Rick Riordan is happy.
Rick Riordan Loathed The ‘Percy Jackson’ Films
Riordan’s dislike of movies came to light for the first time in 2016, when a teacher showed Sea of Monsters in her classroom. Riordan wrote an open letter to teachers outlining why they shouldn’t show Percy Jackson to kids.
“No. Stop. Please. No class deserves this.” I miss classroom time,” he tweeted on March 25, 2016.
In a letter, he suggested better pastimes than Percy Jackson movies.
Cinema swipes have persisted. In June 2020, he said: It’s two hours of enjoyment. When I begged them not to, it felt like they were grinding my life’s work. Ok. Okay. Okay. Soon… ” *
He said he’s never seen a movie and just rates them based on scripts.
“I haven’t seen the movies and don’t plan to.” He also said that, I rate scripts based on their stories. I like talented actors. They’re innocent. “I’m sorry they got dragged into it,” he said.
He said, “I forgot a vital term.” “Trashy scripts can’t be *great* movies.” Riordan released script-improvement emails he sent to Lightning Thief producers in 2009. He’s blunt.
Why was I considering HYPOTHETICAL PJO reboots? Alright. Here’s some info from my archives!” *
Riordan is furious and frustrated about the picture. Producers asked for his help, which he willingly gave. He’s not unreasonable, and he admits that some parts of the work must be modified or eliminated.
As a teacher and writer, he notices shoddy scripting. He offers to rewrite and provides 12 pages of changes. He said he’ll drop all other projects to rewrite.
The producers and directors probably had their own vision for the film and ideas for making it successful. Criticism is difficult. Everyone involved in those films had a job to do and did it well. Filmmaking requires imagination and practicality. Not easy.
Riordan may take a larger role in the Disney+ adaptation. In his emails, he acknowledges Harry Potter’s popularity and says having J.K. Rowling involved was smart. Keeping Riordan involved in future Percy Jackson projects will help unite fans.
Riordan’s support helped sell tickets to the Lightning Thief musical.
As fans hope for an accurate interpretation, Hollywood should listen and deliver.