Walker Scobell: 5 Things to Know About the Breakout Star Playing Percy Jackson in the Disney+ Series
Walker Scobell is Hollywood’s newest teen star. The 14-year-old is taking over the role of Percy Jackson from Logan Lerman in Disney+’s highly-anticipated series. Get to know this rising star.Walker Scobell, 14, is one of Hollywood’s rising stars. On December 19, Disney+ and Hulu premiered Percy Jackson and the Olympians, starring Walker as the beloved Percy Jackson. Each week will provide new episodes.
Who is Walker Scobell? The Percy Jackson series will make him a household celebrity for a new generation after he broke out on Netflix’s The Adam Project. HollywoodLife has all the details on this 14-year-old budding sensation.
Walker portrays Percy Jackson in The Olympians.
Walker plays Percy Jackson in Disney+’s live-action Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Annabeth and Grover are played by Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri. The epic journey follows Disney Hyperion’s best-selling Rick Riordan book series. Logan Lerman played Percy Jackson in two films. The first two Percy Jackson and the Olympians episodes aired one day early on December 19.
The series premise reads: “Percy Jackson and The Olympians follows a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is just learning to use his supernatural powers when Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Percy must cross America to find it and restore Olympus. Smart and kind, Percy Jackson has a great sense of humor. Due to his ADHD and dyslexia, he’s always felt like an outcast. He’s impulsive and angry when things go wrong. But underlying his cynicism is a loving son and devoted friend who wants to do right by his loved ones. If only he could fit in.”
Logan encouraged Walker and the Percy Jackson cast before the show’s premiere. The Happy Sad Confused podcast stated that Logan wrote, “The show looks amazing,” to the cast. “I can’t wait to see you all excel in your roles. Bringing these figures to life makes many joyful. Walker would be perfect for Percy Jackson. You nailed The Adam Project. I hope you enjoy blue food for years to come. I think your show will be successful.”
Walker Was Young In The Adam Project, Reynolds.
Walker played young Adam Reed in The Adam Project. Walker’s character grieves his father’s early death in the film. Adam encounters Ryan Reynolds’ adult Adam, a time-traveling pilot. Adam in 2050 searches for his wife. The Adamses save the future together. Netflix’s February 2022 film was a smash.
Walker debuted onscreen in The Adam Project.
The Adam Project was Walker’s feature picture debut. After The Adam Project, Walker played Secret Headquarters with Owen Wilson. Walker has entered Percy Jackson mode.
Walker Loves Deadpool.
EW reported that Walker watched Deadpool 2 before every audition and could recall his speeches. Ryan, 46, videotaped Walker reciting the “f**k Wolverine” speech on The Adam Project. “I turned the camera and said, ‘Deadpool 2. Go!’ “He does everything,” Ryan added. “Not just that, he does improvised stage direction and exposition lines, the stuff you never remember, setting up the premise.”
Walker ScobellWalker Scobell in Disney’s ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’
Walker was cast as young Adam because he liked Deadpool and Ryan. Director Shawn Levy told EW, “I feel like that was our superpower on this movie. We had seen hundreds of kids, so we knew Walker was exceptional and gifted, but we didn’t know he loved Deadpool. He arrived with chops and can channel Ryan.”
Military Family Walker.
According to his IMDb page, Walker hails from a military family and has resided in California and Colorado. Elementary drama class introduced Walker to performing. After visiting California, Walker decided to act full-time.