One of the properties that Disney acquired via the Fox merger that has fans itching for more content is the Percy Jackson franchise. Well, thanks to the author of the books, it looks like he ready to move forward with a reboot.
Author Rick Riordan took to Twitter seemingly confirming to fans that he has had a meeting with Disney, stating Had some good meetings at Disney today. Way too early to know what if anything might happen, but I will keep at it! At least they knew me by name at the security gates! (zoom in on my nametag to see what I mean 😂)
Had some good meetings at Disney today. Way too early to know what if anything might happen, but I will keep at it! At least they knew me by name at the security gates! (zoom in on my nametag to see what I mean 😂) pic.twitter.com/BeIKS0rDhJ
— Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood) December 13, 2019
As of right now, Disney has not given the green light to the project and at the end of the day, this was only a meeting to discuss the possibilities they can do with Percy Jackson.
I will say this, earlier this year before the merger was finalized, I was told by a reliable source that Disney had some interest in the project as the studio felt they can make this there very own Game of Thrones for a younger audience. Which would make a ton of sense. Until then we have to wait and see what happens.
Released in 2010 and directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone), Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson and followed A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. The film grossed over $225M on a $95M budget. In 2013, the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters sadly lost the studio money grossing under $200M on a $90M budget.