It’s finally happened. Three years after Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released in theaters, our wait is nearly over. The next installment of the film series is due to hit theaters this summer, and in the meantime, fans can whet their appetites with this first trailer for Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters.
In this sequel, our favorite demigods are on an epic quest to the Sea of Monsters (commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle) in search of the Golden Fleece to restore the dying tree protecting the boundaries of Camp Half-Blood. The trio is back – Percy, son of Poseidon, Annabeth, daughter of Athena, and Grover, our beloved satyr friend – as well as a host of new characters. Most notably, we meet the combative daughter of Ares, Clarisse, and Percy’s Cyclops half-brother, Tyson, and welcome the return of Luke, the rebellious son of Hermes. I think we’re definitely in for a movie worth waiting for!
That being said, there are a couple things in this trailer that I’d like to point out.
First of all: Annabeth is blonde. Unlike in the first movie, when she looked like this:
Was that really so hard to follow the book in the first place? But I digress. It’s a small thing, and the real important thing is that Alexandra Daddario is back, along with Logan Lerman as Percy. Who would dare break up the dream team?
Secondly: NATHAN FILLION IS HERMES!
I am very excited about this, and I know for a fact that Kendyl feels the same. Even that small glimpse of him in this trailer was enough to send us into transports of delight.
In addition to the Firefly and Castle star, other new cast members include The Hunger Games’ Stanley Tucci as Dionysis and Leven Rambin as Clarisse, . However, it’s interesting to note that Pierce Brosnan is not reprising his role as Chiron, instead replaced by none other than Buffy’s and Merlin’s Anthony Head.
Lastly: They are bringing in the Kronos plot! I was definitely one of those fans who, after seeing the first film, wondered how in the world they managed to avoid mentioning THE MAJOR PLOT ARC OF THE ENTIRE SERIES! I mean, not even a hint? Maybe have Luke mention that there was a higher being worth listening to, to explain his rebellion?
So that will be interesting to see how they manage to fit this in, and whether they open the stage for the third book. Might we see Percy Jackson & the Titan’s Curse on the silver screen in another three years?