‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Photos with Director Commentary

Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson and more are featured in these first images from the Thor Freudenthal directed sequel.
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‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Photos with Director Commentary

Five official photos from Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters give us a first look at Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth Chase), and Brandon T. Jackson (Grover), who all return from Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, along with new cast members Leven Rambin (Clarisse LaRue), Douglas Smith (Tyson the Cyclops), and Stanley Tucci (Dionysus). The story, adapted from Rick Riordan's best-selling novel series, follows Percy and his friends on a quest to find a golden fleece, which is integral to saving a magical tree that protects his home, Camp Half-Blood. Take a look at these photos, along with captions from Thor Freudenthal and Logan Lerman.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Photo 1

Director Thor Freudenthal spoke about how Percy and Annabeth's relationship has blossomed: "They are the best of friends. There is deep affection, but they are not a couple. You don't know until the end where the relationship is really headed."

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Photo 2

Leven Rambin's Clarisse LaRue, pictured between Douglas Smith's Tyson the Cyclops and Brandon T. Jackson's Grover, becomes an ally to Percy in this sequel, according to the director: "This is the first movie we meet Clarisse. She goes from camp rival to unlikely ally to Percy."

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Photo 3

Thor Freudenthal reveals Percy, Annabeth, and Grover have to take covert measures to complete their mission: "They basically have to sneak out of their own camp."

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Photo 4

Logan Lerman revealed it's easier to play Percy Jackson this time around: "It's nice to go back to a world having a knowledge and a background in this kind of stunt work."

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Photo 5

Stanley Tucci's Dionysus, the God of Wine, is not allowed to drink anymore as punishment, according to Thor Freudenthal: "Zeus punished Dionysus by not allowing him to drink and that makes him incredibly frustrated. Stanley Tucci does a great comedic take on it."

Logan Lerman also added more about the familiarity of his character.

"It's fun to go back to your old shoes once again and play around. And it's always fun to have a sword in your hand, especially when you're doing scenes which involve fighting monsters. I'm still a kid. I love doing that stuff. I'm a little more comfortable with the sword. We need it since there are bigger monsters. If you're going to make a sequel you gotta scale it up a little bit."

Director Thor Freudenthal also spoke about the promiscuous nature of these Gods.

"Those Greek gods really got around. They were kind of dysfunctional partying drunkards: living first, thinking later."

While nothing has been set in stone yet, there are five books in Rick Riordan's novel series, which means there could be a third Percy Jackson movie in the near future. If it happens, Logan Lerman is more than happy to return.

"It's a nice change of pace from doing some drama. If called again, I would grab my sword and run right into battle."

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was released August 7th, 2013.

Sources:USA Today

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  • Ezequiel-Abreu • 2 years ago

    the movie will be good but i feel like if the director is going to make the same mistake he did in the 1st film. I feel like this movie wont be in line with the book. Why I think this: ok yes they included Mr.D, Clarisse and the young versions of Luke, Thalia and Annabeth which means they probably decided to explain Thalias tree and maybe Kronos but what happened to Grovers Quest, in one of the photos we see Grover sneaking out of Camp with Annabeth and Percy but in the book grover is captured on his quest of finding Pan and he doesnt meet up with Percy face to face until near the end of the book. The quest of pan made the book interesting because it showed that other people had problems and sometimes Percy had to find his own way of fixing things. What i mean by other peoples problems is like Grover with the quest of Pan, Annabeth's relationship with her father, etc

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    • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

      @Brizzy Good

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      • Brizzy • 2 years ago

        @bawnian-dexeus Well, I've read the books and dude, they should be.

        Im so f*cking glad that this series is moving on to the next step, the first movie was good but had to little "based on the first book" qualities. This one is more adapted, which I respect and look forward too.

        Plus, Logan has evolved alot since the last movie..

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

          @thomasclarke They all look scared sh*tless

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          • instead8909 • 2 years ago

            despite the fact the first one was messed up - I'm looking forward to this one.

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            • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

              @bawnian-dexeus why?

              this film looks like its a similar style to the first, and that was alright so I am pleased with this sequel so far.

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              • kguy • 2 years ago

                1st one was a decent start. Glad it's continuing, though.

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                • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                  First three pictures have me laughing

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