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20 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Anthony Stewart Head Will Be Chiron

The casting process on Percy Jackson sequel The Sea Of Monsters continues apace. Last week, Nathan Fillion took over the role of Hermes, and role switching appears to be the order of the day for the older actors on the film, as Anthony Stewart Head will be playing the role of Chiron, the centaur head of Camp Half-Blood.

You may recall that Pierce Brosnan originated the part in Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, but for unspecified reasons (possibly scheduling), incoming director Thor Freudenthal is going with one of Fillion's fellow Joss Whedon veterans.

In the second adventure, which has a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Percy (Logan Lerman) has to head across the titular waters to find the mythical Golden Fleece in order to cure the poisoned tree of Thalia, guardian of Camp Half-Blood. Chiron is initially accused of poisoning the tree himself, which raises the stakes even further for Percy and his usual pals Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario).

Freudenthal should be starting shooting next month, with the film due out here on March 27, 2013.

While we respect Brosnan, Head seems like an ideal replacement. So ideal, in fact that given their respective warbling capabilities (AH is stage trained and released an album), we’re almost wishing there was a way we could travel back in time and give him Brosnan’s role in Mamma Mia...


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first one bombed
i dont know or care to recollect who did the first Percy Jackson but they ruined between camp half blood lookin nothing less than a field the acting was pure wooden and the vision for the film was hopeless with hades lookin like a ponce in leather hopefully a more serious apporach is taken this time as the books are a captive read for the imagination i felt the film ruined it More

Posted by SteadyEddie at 19:46 on 21 March 2012 | Report This Post

first one bombed
i dont know or care to recollect who did the first Percy Jackson but they ruined between camp half blood lookin nothing less than a field the acting was pure wooden and the vision for the film was hopeless with hades lookin like a ponce in leather hopefully a more serious apporach is taken this time as the books are a captive read for the imagination i felt the film ruined it More

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Posted by Cyberleader at 13:05 on 21 March 2012 | Report This Post

About time this guy got a major hollywood role. 1st Percy Jackson was so-so though...I hope it can get better. Greek Myths are like marvel comics...doing really well because people seem to dig them most...Norse Myths are like DC Comics (ironic for me to say, I reaslise, because 'Thor' was a Marvel production) in that they are ripe for the scren but everyone, through some sort of strange fashion, ignores them in favour of the select flavour of our times...Both greek Myths plus arvel are great (do More

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