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'Percy Jackson' author Rick Riordan slams Disney for cutting scene: ‘My life's work put through meat grinder’

"I still have not seen the movies, and don't plan on ever doing so," Riordan said after indicating he "pleaded with them not to do it"

Author of 'Percy Jackson', Rick Riordan, has expressed how much he hates the film version of his books ahead of Disney's TV series adaptation. The author said so in response to a fan's tweet as the fan pointed out that the Lotus Casino scene was deleted on the Disney Plus version. 

Riordan responded to the tweet and wrote, "I don't know, but clearly it's a mistake. They should censor the entire thing. Just two hours of blank screen." Not only does he wish that the entire movie was censored, but he explained that while this was just a few hours of entertainment for fans, it was much more for him. 

This he said in response to another fan who tweeted that they were happy Riordan hated the film version as much as viewers did. So Riordan wrote, "Well, to you guys, it's a couple hours entertainment. To me, it's my life's work going through a meat grinder when I pleaded with them not to do it. So yeah. But it's fine. All fine. We're gonna fix it soon."

Surprisingly, Riordan also confessed that he hasn't watched the movie entirely. He tweeted in conclusion, "Finally, I still have not seen the movies, and don't plan on ever doing so. I judge them from having read the scripts, because I care most about the story. I certainly have nothing against the very talented actors. Not their fault. I'm just sorry they got dragged into that mess."

The book is a series comprised of titles 'The Lightening Thief', 'The Sea of Monsters', 'The Titan’s Curse', 'The Battle of the Labyrinth', and 'The Last Olympian'.

The series, also by Disney Plus, on the other hand, is something that Riordan is also involved in himself so fans of the books expect a faithful adaptation that is better than the film version. While announcing the series, Riordan tweeted, "Pssst. Hey, demigods . . . Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you've worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson's world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a good series for Disney+. We couldn't agree more!" 

He also added, "We can't say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky and I will be involved in-person at every step of the show. There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It's going to [be] a fantastic, exciting ride!"