Benedict Cumberbatch is mostly known for his role as Doctor Strange in the 2016 Marvel box office hit and the Avengers films. But Cumberbatch may be making another Disney appearance in the upcoming live action “Hercules” movie.
Disney has been working their way through their Disney Animated Classics, remaking and bringing them back to the big screen in live-action. Most recently, we have heard that Disney has another project up their sleeves — a remake of the 1997 film, “Hercules.”
Tate Donovan voiced the demigod in Disney’s animated version of “Hercules,” and we already know that Alexander Skarsgard is at the top of the list to take over as Hercules in the live-action. But how will Hercules be the hero he is without taking on the King of the Underworld?
The God of the Dead was originally voiced by James Woods who brought sarcasm and charisma to the evil villain, making him one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic antagonists. But who will be able to bring Hades to life in the upcoming live-action? Well, it’s rumored that Disney has their eyes set on the “Doctor Strange” actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Cumberbatch appears to be on Disney Studios’ wishlist for the role, but just because he is on the wishlist doesn’t mean he will end up with this part. Still, given his experience with the Mystic Arts in the Marvel films, we wouldn’t be surprised if he played a god in a new Disney movie.
Though we may have to wait to find out the full cast, or if Cumberbatch will indeed play this charismatic villain, we have plenty of other Disney live-action films to look forward to. The House of Mouse is currently working on a live-action “Lady and the Tramp“, coming to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ in November as well as a live-action remake of the 1998 film “Mulan,” which is set to hit theaters in March 2020.
Who would you like to see play Hades in the live-action “Hercules”?
Source: We Got This Covered