Disney’s Hercules Live-Action remake: Opinions among fans are quite divided when it comes to Disney’s live-action remakes of their animated classics. We’ve seen adaptations like The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Cruella, with more on the horizon, including The Little Mermaid and Moana, among others.
In May 2020, it was revealed that the next Disney animated classic slated for a live-action adaptation would be Hercules. The original animated movie, featuring voices like Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, and Rip Torn, was released in 1997. Here, we delve into all the details currently available about the remake, covering aspects such as the cast and the expected release date.
Who is in the cast Hercules Live-Action remake
As of now, there hasn’t been any official confirmation regarding the cast for the live-action Hercules film. Nevertheless, numerous rumors have been circulating, sparking speculation and anticipation among fans.
Hercules Live-Action remake: There are reports suggesting that two prominent Hollywood actors, Taron Egerton from Rocketman and Michael B. Jordan from Black Panther, are under consideration for the lead role of Hercules. This information comes from DisInsider.
Will Ariana Grande and Taron Egerton be in the film?
Recent rumors have indicated that Taron Egerton and Ariana Grande are the frontrunners for the lead roles in the film, with BBC reporting that a trusted source, Daniel Richtman, claimed Disney is considering them for the roles of Hercules and Megara. It’s important to note that these rumors are currently unconfirmed.
Was a cast list released for Hercules?
In June 2020, a ‘cast list’ circulated, initially shared on the Facebook page RuPaul’s Drag Race Family. Although initially considered fake, many found it to be an ideal lineup. Disney fans are hopeful that the enthusiasm expressed by fans might catch the attention of Disney decision-makers.
In this circulated ‘cast list,’ To All The Boys I Loved Before actor Noah Centineo is proposed to portray Hercules in the live-action version, alongside Killing Eve’s talented Jodie Comer as his sassy love interest, Meg. The list further suggests Jeff Goldblum as Hades, Ian McShane from John Wick as Hercules’ father Zeus, and Dame Helen Mirren taking on the role of his mother, Hera. However, it’s crucial to note that this information is speculative and hasn’t been officially confirmed.
The proposed ‘cast list’ includes the idea that Danny DeVito would reprise his role as Phil the Satyr, serving as Hercules’ mentor. The comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are suggested to play Hades’ sidekicks Pain and Panic, while Stanley Tucci would take on the role of Hermes, Zeus’ right-hand man. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that this information is speculative and hasn’t been officially confirmed.
According to the circulated ‘cast list,’ the five Muses would be portrayed by Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Keke Palmer, Coco Jones, and Glee’s Amber Riley. Additionally, the three Fates would be played by Helen McCrory from Peaky Blinders, Carol Kane from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Imelda Staunton. However, it’s crucial to note that this information is speculative and hasn’t been officially confirmed.
Fans expressed significant excitement and hope about the proposed cast, with many sharing their thoughts in the comments. One fan mentioned, “I wish it was real! I never even thought of Noah, and I think he’d be wonderful!” Another added, “Love the actor who plays Hercules, but I would have liked seeing someone ginger, maybe they can dye his hair.” It’s evident that the potential cast sparked enthusiasm and discussions among the audience. However, it’s important to remember that these details are speculative and not confirmed.
When will the film be released?
As of now, there is no official release date for the live-action remake of Hercules. In late 2022, director Guy Ritchie expressed his aspiration to work on the live-action film “within the next year.” Considering this timeline, it’s optimistic to expect the new film to be released by the end of 2023. Ritchie mentioned, “I used to make one movie a year. I’d quite like to make three movies a year. Because I like it, it’s not hard work for me.” However, release dates in the film industry can be subject to change, so it’s advisable to stay tuned for official announcements.
Who is producing and directing the Live-Action remake of Hercules?
The Russo Brothers, renowned for their work on Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War, will serve as producers for the live-action Hercules film. However, they won’t be directing the movie.
The directorial role for the live-action Hercules film goes to Guy Ritchie, known for his work on films such as Snatch, The Gentlemen, and Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes series. It’s worth noting that the Hercules live-action remake is still in the early stages of development.
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