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After directing the Aladdin live-action remake which grossed over $1 Billion USD, Guy Ritchie is now set to deliver another adaptation of a Disney classic, Hercules. Disney's animated Hercules film was first released 25 years ago in 1997, loosely based on the mythological hero Heracles, the son of Zeus. Taken as a baby by Hades, Hercules was forced to live among mortals as a demi-god. As he becomes a teenager, Hercules sets off on a dangerous journey to become a true hero in order to claim his place on Mount Olympus.
ABGO, the studio run by Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame, Extraction) will produce the film and is currently looking for writers. With a cast yet to be announced, fans have been quick to fancast their own ideal lineups for the live-action movie.
Stay tuned for more details.
They had better not fuck up the Muses in the live action Hercules… pic.twitter.com/D4CAjcDshv
— Rhianna ☽ (@rhi_diamond) June 18, 2022
Disney’s ‘HERCULES’ live-action film has officially been green lit and Disney is currently eyeing Ariana Grande as Megara pic.twitter.com/1dSxvxISx7
— Ariana Grande’s Spotify (@AGsSpotify) June 19, 2022
Liz Gillies as Meg and Henry Cavill as Hercules please see the vision ? pic.twitter.com/8T7Zqgld51
— nina ☻ (@Larryrelate) June 17, 2022
— Kasey-Wan Kenobi (@RawbertBeef) June 17, 2022
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