Who Is Walker Scobell? Get to Know the ‘Percy Jackson’ Star – Hollywood Life

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Walker Scobell is simply 14 years outdated, and he’s already one among younger Hollywood’s high actors to watch. Walker is taking part in the beloved position of Percy Jackson in Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which debuted on Disney+ and Hulu on December 19. New episodes shall be launched weekly.

So, who’s Walker Scobell? He turned the breakout star of Netflix’s The Adam Project, and he’s going to be a family identify for a brand new era of viewers with the Percy Jackson sequence. HollywoodLife has rounded up every little thing you want to learn about this 14-year-old rising star.

Walker Plays Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

Walker stars as the titular character Percy Jackson in Disney+’s live-action sequence Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He stars alongside Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri, who play Annabeth and Grover. The epic journey is predicated on — and carefully aligned with — Disney Hyperion’s best-selling e-book sequence by award-winning writer Rick Riordan. The position of Percy Jackson was beforehand performed by Logan Lerman in two motion pictures. The first two episodes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians premiered someday early on December 19.

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Walker Scobell at the ‘Percy Jackson’ premiere. (Scott Garfitt/Disney+/Shutterstock)

The synopsis for the sequence 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 together 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 discover it and restore order to Olympus. Percy Jackson is a great and compassionate child with a pointy humorousness. He’s all the time 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 dependable good friend who simply needs to do proper by these he cares about. If solely he may discover a place the place he matches in.”

Ahead of the present’s debut, Logan despatched his assist to Walker and the remainder of the Percy Jackson solid. “The present seems wonderful,” Logan informed the solid in a notice that was revealed throughout the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “I can’t wait to see you all crush it in your roles. You’re making lots of people pleased bringing these characters to life. I can’t think about a greater match for Percy Jackson than Walker. You had been so good in The Adam Project. I hope you want consuming blue meals the subsequent few years. I believe you’ve got successful present in your palms.”

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 shedding 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 yr 2050 and looking for his lacking spouse. The two Adams group up to save the future. The film, which was launched in Feb. 2022, turned successful for Netflix.

The Adam Project Was Walker’s First Onscreen Role.

Walker made his function movie debut in The Adam Project. Walker’s subsequent position 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 accordance to EW. Ryan, 46, really recorded Walker on the set of The Adam Project reciting one among the speeches, particularly the “f**okay Wolverine” speech. “I simply turned the digicam, and I went, ‘Deadpool 2. Go!’ And he does every little thing,” Ryan stated. “Not simply that, he does improvised stage path and the exposition traces, the stuff that you’d by no means bear in mind, the stuff that’s organising the premise.”

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Walker Scobell in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians.’ (Disney)

Walker being a fan of Deadpool and Ryan helped him nab the position of younger Adam. “I really feel like that was our superpower on this film,” director Shawn Levy informed EW.  “We had seen tons of 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 navy household and has lived throughout California and Colorado, in accordance to his IMDb profile. Walker found appearing in elementary faculty drama class. On a visit to California, Walker determined to pursue appearing full-time.

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