What role is Adam Copeland FKA Edge playing in Percy Jackson and the Olympians?

The Percy Jackson series is among the many projects that Disney+ is developing based on its existing franchises, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. The streaming service has also announced series based on other popular book series such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Artemis Fowl, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Adam Copeland, better known by his wrestling name Edge left WWE and he is currently signed with AEW with his friend Christian. Copeland joined the cast in 2022 and Disney announced that he will be playing a major role in the series.

What role Adam Copeland’s role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians?

The Rated R Superstar, Edge, after months of rumor, joined the AEW on October. Copeland has also pursued an acting career outside of wrestling, appearing in several TV shows and movies. He has starred in the Syfy series Haven, the Netflix series Vikings, and the Amazon Prime series The Boys. He has played roles in the films Highlander: Endgame, Money Plane, and The Adam Project.

His first major post-wrestling role came in the 2011 action comedy “Bending the Rules” alongside Jamie Kennedy. This lighthearted film allowed Copeland to show off his comedic timing and charisma, proving he could hold his own outside the ring.

Copeland’s latest project is perhaps his most ambitious one yet. He’s currently filming the Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” where he’ll bring the iconic God of War, Ares, to life. This role promises to tap into Copeland’s charisma and intensity, creating a villain both terrifying and captivating.

Adam Copeland
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Copeland’s character, Ares, is described as “handsome in a wicked way and arrogant, despite not always being the sharpest tool in the shed. He loves conflict and acts as an agent of chaos wherever he goes.” Ares is one of the main antagonists of the first book, The Lightning Thief, as he manipulates Percy and his friends into retrieving a helmet that belongs to his brother,

Copeland is no stranger to playing villains, as he has been one of the most successful and charismatic heels in WWE history. He is a 11-time world champion, a 14-time tag team champion, a Royal Rumble winner, and a WWE Hall of Famer. He is also known for his iconic feuds with Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Triple H, and Randy Orton, among others.

Adam Copeland shows red carpet look

With his dedication, versatility, and ever-expanding filmography, Adam Copeland is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the acting world. He consistently pushes boundaries and embraces diverse roles, leaving audiences eager to see what he’ll conquer next.

Recently, Adam Copeland was photographed at the series’ red carpet event ahead of its premiere. The Rated R Superstar decided to elevate his style by donning a red suit and a crimson hat with a feather.

Fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians can look forward to seeing Copeland as Ares and the rest of the cast bring the beloved characters to life on Disney+. The series is expected to have five seasons, each covering one of the five books in the original series.


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