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Walker performs Percy Jackson in Disney+’s upcoming collection.
Walker had his breakout function in The Adam Project.
Walker comes from a army household.
Walker Scobell is barely 14 years outdated, and he’s already one among younger Hollywood’s high actors to look at. Walker is taking over the beloved function of Percy Jackson in Disney+’s Percy Jackson and The Olympians, which dropped its first trailer on Sept. 19.
So, who’s Walker Scobell? He grew to become the breakout star of Netflix’s The Adam Project, and he’s going to be a family identify for a brand new technology of viewers with the Percy Jackson collection. HollywoodLife has rounded up all the things you have to find out about this 14-year-old rising star.
Walker Plays Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and The Olympians.
Walker stars because the titular character Percy Jackson in Disney+’s live-action collection Percy Jackson and The Olympians. The epic journey is predicated on — and carefully aligned with — Disney Hyperion’s best-selling e-book collection by award-winning writer Rick Riordan. The function of Percy Jackson was beforehand performed by Logan Lerman in two motion pictures. Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere with two episodes on Dec. 2o.
The synopsis for the collection reads: “Percy Jackson and The Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old fashionable demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s simply coming to phrases along with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his grasp lightning bolt. Now Percy should trek throughout America to seek out it and restore order to Olympus. Percy Jackson is a great and compassionate child with a pointy humorousness. He’s at all times seen himself as an outsider, in no small half due to how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and rambunctious and is fast to anger when issues appear unfair to him. But beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and constant pal who simply desires to do proper by these he cares about. If solely he might discover a place the place he suits in.”
Walker Played a Young Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project.
Walker starred as a younger Adam Reed in The Adam Project. In the movie, Walker’s character offers with the ache of dropping his father at a younger age. Adam meets a time-traveling pilot, who additionally occurs to be the grownup model of Adam, performed by Ryan Reynolds. Adult Adam is from the 12 months 2050 and trying to find his lacking spouse. The two Adams crew as much as save the longer term. The film, which was launched in Feb. 2022, grew to become a success for Netflix.
The Adam Project Was Walker’s First Onscreen Role.
Walker made his characteristic movie debut in The Adam Project. Walker’s subsequent function after The Adam Project was the Owen Wilson movie Secret Headquarters. Walker is now firmly in Percy Jackson mode.
Walker Is a Huge Deadpool Fan.
Walker would watch Deadpool 2 earlier than each audition and will recite the character’s speeches from reminiscence, in line with EW. Ryan, 46, really recorded Walker on the set of The Adam Project reciting one of many speeches, particularly the “f**okay Wolverine” speech. “I simply turned the digital camera, and I went, ‘Deadpool 2. Go!’ And he does all the things,” Ryan mentioned. “Not simply that, he does improvised stage course and the exposition traces, the stuff that you’d by no means bear in mind, the stuff that’s establishing the premise.”
Walker Scobell in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians.’ (Disney)
Walker being a fan of Deadpool and Ryan helped him nab the function of younger Adam. “I really feel like that was our superpower on this film,” director Shawn Levy instructed EW. “We had seen a whole bunch of youngsters, and we knew once we discovered Walker that he was particular and gifted, however we didn’t know that he was a sick fan of Deadpool. So, he confirmed up prepared with the chops, however he can channel Ryan.”
Walker Comes From a Military Family.
Walker is a part of a army household and has lived throughout California and Colorado, in line with his IMDb profile. Walker found performing in elementary college drama class. On a visit to California, Walker determined to pursue performing full-time.