Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson& The Olympians had every potential to be the next Harry Potter, but the movie franchise that was kicked off by Chris Colombus kind of crashed and burned when it came out in the early 2010s. With Disney taking over Fox though, Twitter is now asking the mouse house to reboot Percy Jackson, either as a movie or a Disney+ series.
The hashtag #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson has amassed more than 100k tweets, and all the fans are coming out to ask Disney to take another stab at bringing Percy Jackson and the kids at Camp Half-Blood back to the screen.
The PJO fandom after seeing #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson trending 😂
— D E N Z (@BackToDENZember) December 11, 2019
IMAGINE SEEING PERCY IN OLYMPUS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME TO DELIVER ZEUS HIS LIGHTNING BOLT AND SEEING ALL THE GODS SITTING ON THEIR THRONES I NEED THIS DESPERATELY #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson pic.twitter.com/wi7Q32kyPi
— morgan (@pperbacks) December 11, 2019
— nay #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson (@ultimatestony) December 11, 2019
— GRGabriela⁷ 🌊💫 (@GRGabriela2) December 11, 2019
— pluto loves mx. thief | #WomenforWonderstorm (@theantialoha) December 11, 2019
If Percy Jackson finally gets made in a tv show that is faithful to the books, you can bet I’m getting my whole family and everyone I know to watch it. This series has as much potential as Harry Potter had and it deserves to be treated right#DisneyAdaptPercyJackson pic.twitter.com/jfrDEEMcri
— Anne ✨ (@TXTOne_Dream) December 11, 2019
When comparing the success of Percy Jackson to Harry Potter, I guess you can say that the Potter films were actually more faithful to the book compared to the Percy Jackson film. What’s more, the world-building of Percy Jackson can come off as quite lackluster, and it was more focused on giving us celebrity cameos rather than genuine thrills like the Potter films did.
It also kind of helps that Potter had an actual child as the lead. Percy Jackson has made the lead significantly older, probably in an attempt to interest teenagers to check out the franchise. But the thing is, the content is probably best catered to young children, and that’s why the film didn’t fly so well with the older fans.
We don’t know if Disney is going to seriously consider taking on Percy Jackson, but with the franchise potential, hopefully they’ll consider.
For now we don’t have any official update on what will happen with the Percy Jackson franchise.