No chance. No way. I won’t say I’m NOT completely excited about this news from Disney. Today it was announced that Disney is working on a Live-Action remake of Hercules.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe and Anthony Russo will be producing the film. The studio has hired Dave Callaham, the action scribe who launched The Expendables franchise and wrote Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, to pen the script.
The 1997 original follows Hercules as he strives to become the hero he was born to be despite the Hades’s evil plan to overthrow his brother, Zeus, and rule Olympus. At this time, no actors have been cast to replace the original voice actors. There has been significant buzz about who should take on the roles made famous by Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, and Tate Donovan.
Fans are eager to see who will be cast in the lead roles and if the film will follow the lead of the original source material or be loosely interpreted much like the upcoming Mulan that will no longer be a musical.
For a little refresher, you can view the trailer for the 1997 animated film below.
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