Another day, another Disney live-action movie, amiright? In March, the live-action version of Mulan hit theaters, and this week, we got news that the 1997 animated classic Hercules will also be getting its own live adaptation.
According to The Dis Insider, Jeffery Silver (The Lion King, Tron: Legacy) and Karen Gilchrist (The Lion King, The Mandalorian) will produce. Joining them will be Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War), who will produce under their AGBO label, but not direct, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
As a refresher, Disney's Hercules taps into Greek mythology. The plot revolves around Hercules, a son of gods who was taken as away as a baby and subject to live amongst mortals. Now as a teenager, alongside his pal Philoctetes, he must prove that he is worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus.
So far, there has been no word on who will direct or when casting will start, as this project is still fairly new. However, the film is expected to be released in theaters, unlike other live-adaptations that are slated to premiere on Disney +, The Dis Insider explains. Fans can expect to hears songs from the original flick, and possibly some new ones. Safe to say, whoever gets cast will probably have to sing and dance too.
As always, Twitter has some thoughts on who should be star in this exciting remake. I can definitely ship some of these. But also, I could totally see John Cena as Hercules? Anyone else agree?
Ariana Grande as Megara? Yes, please!
— MK8 (@FdezGarciiia) April 30, 2020
Although, I wouldn't mind this lineup.
please allow me to show you my ideal cast for the live action remake of Hercules 🥺 pic.twitter.com/crjF7l7pIe
— Beb loves Loki (@hometoharryx) May 1, 2020
Yes, yes, yassss to all of these queens!
heard hercules is getting a live action remake and thought i'd drop the only fan cast i care about. the muses.
kelly rowland, jennifer hudson, keke palmer, coco jones and amber riley. we want dark skinned sisters playing the roles of the muses pic.twitter.com/itGlPrIIq8
— ↺sage☾ bammie day (@taeyongjoon) April 30, 2020
OK since Danny Devito played the voice of Phil in the original, it would only be fair.
I always loved #Hercules and I am excited to see Disney give it some more attention with a live action adaptation. I've seen a lot of great fan castings for the movie, I don't care who they cast as who as long as he stays the same pic.twitter.com/OvAK62Bxjr
— Film Takes (@film_takes) April 30, 2020
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