Who says sequels have to be announced the moment a movie comes out - if not before? It's been just over a year since 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' hit theaters and now, according to the LA Times, a sequel could be in the works. Sequel talk was abuzz just before the film hit on February 12th, but when it opened in third place with $31.2 million and only went on to earn $88.8 million domestically, the concept appeared to fizzle out.

However, the film did earn an additional $137.7 million internationally, which brought its grand total to $226.5 million, well over the $95 million budget and apparently that's enough to get original helmer Chris Columbus back onboard, but only to produce. Producer Karen Rosenfelt will also return, as will the cast lead by Logan Lerman. The group could reunite to begin shooting as early as this summer.

This time around, Percy Jackson, the average kid who previously discovered he's actually the son of Poseidon, will reteam with the daughter of Athena, Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), to journey to the Sea of Monsters to track down the Golden Fleece, the only known remedy to cure Camp Half-Blood's magical border, the Thalia's tree. The second film will be subtitled 'The Sea of Monsters' in accordance to the second book in Rick Riordan's five-book series.

So, why should you care? The original film stands at a rotten 50% on Rotten Tomatoes and is merely being called a "modest hit" in terms of its intake at the box office, so this second should be of no interest to you, right? Well, not really. While the first film certainly has its issues, namely cartoonish CGI, it's also wildly enjoyable. Actually, there are a number of reasons why 'Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters' could be worth your while, but let's stick with just the top five:
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