Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 April 2015
Carl Ellsworth On To Write Gremlins Remake
For Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros.
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Love Punch (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Long Way Down (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Nymphomaniac Volumes I And II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Percy Jackson Character Art Online
Six new posters from Columbus' latest

06 January 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

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.
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Owen Wilson Joins Farrellys' Hall Pass
Comedy about husband allowed to stray
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)