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Percy Jackson Author Praises Edge’s Work As Ares In Disney+ Series

January 24, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Edge WWE Raw, Judgment Day Image Credit: WWE

Edge is playing Ares in the upcoming Disney+ Percy Jackson series, and franchise creator Rick Riordan has praised the WWE star’s work in the role. Riordan, who wrote the books for the popular young adult series, is an executive producer and heavily involved in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He took to Mastodon on Tuesday to highlight Edge’s work in the role, writing:

“Focal an lae [Word of the Day]: coraí, wrestler, one who practices the sport of coraíocht [wrestling]. I’m thinking about this because of some great scenes Adam Copeland has filmed for us recently as Ares, the god of war. As they used to say on the monster truck rally commercials of my youth: “You can pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the Edge!”

The series is an independent adaptation of the books from the Chris Colombus-directed films and stars Walker Scobell in the titular role alongside Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood. It also stars Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, and Charlie Bushnell. It is set to premiere in 2024.