It seems Pierce Brosnan doesn’t like being a centaur, as he’s not coming back to play Chiron in Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. THR reports that Brosnan is out and Buffy actor Anthony Stewart Head has signed on to take over the role in this upcoming sequel.
This is the second character from Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief who has been recast in the past week, as Nathan Fillion recently took over from Dylan Neal as Hermes. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, and Jake Abel are returning for the sequel, which sees Percy heading under the sea looking for the Golden Fleece. Chiron is in charge of Camp Half-Blood, where demigods such as Percy receive their training.
Thor Freudenthal is directing Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, which is adapted from Rick Riordan’s novel series. Production is expected to start in a couple of months time.