There’s been plenty of questions of why they have cast a person to play the Manticore. The Manticore never appears in The Sea of Monsters. His first and only appearance is in The Titan’s Curse. Here’s some different theories behind it. Spoiler Alert…
There are plenty of monsters aboard the Princess Andromeda. He could simply be among them. Something I’m not 100% sure on, does it ever say that there is only one of them? It could be a different one then Dr Thorn.
He could be a monster in one of Annabeth’s flashbacks. It would familiarize you with a manticore before the next movie.
Instead of ending it with Thalia coming out of the tree, they could end it with the first couple of chapters of The Titan’s Curse which would bring in the manticore. It would end with a definite lead to a third movie and maybe some more suspense.
Since they used the hydra in The Lightning Thief, they might replace it with the manticore. Again, it would familiarize you with the character for the next movie.
He could be a background character, someone that could be seen watching them giving a hint to the next movie.
What is your theory? Let us know by adding a comment below!
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