James Reid has been announced as the new Pedro Penduko

James Reid has been announced as the new Pedro Penduko

James Reid made headlines on social media after being announced as the latest actor to take on the iconic role of Pinoy superhero Pedro Penduko.

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KAMI learned about the casting from PEP.ph.

The Pedro Penduko reboot movie will be released in 2018 by VIVA Films and Epik Studios.

James-Reid

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Efren Reyes Sr., Ramon Zamora, Janno Gibbs and Matt Evans are the actors who played the superhero in the past.

The announcement of James’ casting took place at the World Trade Center in Pasay City during the HISTORY Con 2017 event.

James-Reid

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The character was reimagined by Epik Studios in 2016, giving a different take on the character.

Here is the sypnosis of the graphic novel:

"Peter Harris feels like he doesn't belong. A Filipino who lived all his life in the U.S. where he grew up bullied since grade school.

"Now 20 years old, he has had enough and wants to escape. Just then, his adoptive father passes away in a tragic accident involving something supernatural that nobody can explain.

"It will all unfold to him when he goes back to the Philippines to look for his mother whom he hasn't seen since he was an infant.

“When he finds her, he learns that she has been a victim of a curse given by the ruler of Eastern Kasamaan… Does a loser and a whiny wimp like him has what it takes to take on the role of the new Pedro Penduko?"

A concept art, drawn by Jerome Jagonia, was also in display at the event.

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KAMI believes that James has what it takes to deliver an epic performance as Pedro Penduko!

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