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06 January 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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We know it’s snowing outside (for most of you, anyway; for Empire, all the snow was washed away from Oxford Street by the time we got in, upsetting our plans to arrive three hours’ late, armed with snow shoes and flimsy excuses about the Victoria Line), but here’s something that should cheer you up: six new character one-sheets from Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief.

Look at them. Just look at them. Pretty, aren’t they? Well, kinda – we like the actual character shots, but there’s a fundamental flaw here: none of the characters are actually named on the posters, which might scupper chances of increasing Percy Jackson’s name and brand awareness by the time the Chris Columbus movie comes out in just over a month.

For example, while we can put names to ‘Daughter Of Athena’ (that’s Alexandra Daddario’s Annabeth Chase), ‘Son Of Poseidon’ (that’s Logan Lerman’s Percy), ‘Warrior Guide’ (Pierce Brosnan’s Centaur, Chiron), ‘Fatal Beauty’ (Uma Thurman’s Medusa, sporting quite dodgy extensions) and ‘The Protector’ (Brandon T. Jackson’s Grover), it took us ages before we could name ‘The Exterminator’. And even then, we’re guessing… We //think// it’s Dionsysus, played by Luke Camilleri, but frankly we can’t be sure. Call us old-fashioned, but with a relatively unknown quantity like this, shouldn't character (and actor) names be included on the posters?


A dropped ball? Or is Percy Jackson going to be a hit no matter what? We’ll find out for sure on February 12.
 


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I'm about to graduate with a degree in Classics, and even I'm not sure... But they *are* very pretty posters though :) More

Posted by Slythy at 15:20 on 07 January 2010 | Report This Post

Lawant
I'd actually say that not naming the characters and actors is a bold move. For one, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan have very recognisable faces. For another, this is early, early marketing. There's not even a release date on the posters. I think that these posters are just working to introduce the setting of the film. And maybe differentiate it a little from Harry Potter, which the font of the first poster absolutely did not do. More

Posted by Ertai23 at 13:43 on 06 January 2010 | Report This Post

The Exterminator
Aries, the god of war plays a big part in the book, I reckon with a name like 'The exterminator' it's more likely to be him. Given we know Steve Coogan is Hades. More

Posted by byredianboy at 12:54 on 06 January 2010 | Report This Post

Was also going to chime in with "that's definitely Steve Coogan". So I will. That's definitely Steve Coogan. I didn't realise this was a prequel about young Tommy Saxondale. More

Posted by cooler_kin1981 at 12:23 on 06 January 2010 | Report This Post

Hades
I reckon that's Hades played by Mr Partridge himself. Steve Coogan. More

Posted by croutonhead at 11:41 on 06 January 2010 | Report This Post

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