The famed Russo brothers are developing a live-action Hercules film! The project is still in very early stages of development. However, fans are curious to see who will end up playing these iconic roles.
The animated Hercules film was released in 1997 and now fans of the original are looking forward to a live action adaptation of this Greek Disney classic. The original film including show-stopping music from muses and a heroic ballad. With the hopes of this live-action version remaining a musical, it begs the question — who’s voices could fill these roles?
Fan Dream Cast
Disney fans are extremely curious of who would play the title lead role of the demigod himself, Hercules. According to PopTimesUK, fans are calling for Black Panther‘s Michael B. Jordan to play Hercules. Fans have also come up with a dream cast to fill the remaining roles. This is what fans are hoping for the live-action Hercules cast:
- Danny DeVito – To reprise his role as Herc’s mentor, Phil
- Ariana Grande – Meg, after hearing Grande’s version of “Won’t Say I’m in Love” on the Disney Family Sing-a-Long, fans are hoping for her to play Megara
- Sam Rockwell – Hades, this role was made famous by James Woods but fans want to see Sam Rockwell take a crack at it
- Idris Elba – Zeus, Elba certainly has a powerful and commanding voice, so we can see how this would work
- Cate Blanchett – Hera, Blanchett is no stranger to live action remakes as she played Lady Tremaine in the live action Cinderella
- Thomas Middleditch & Ben Schwartz – Pain and Panic, fans would love to see this comedic duo in these roles and we agree!
When Can Fans Expect the Live-Action Hercules?
As we stated, the live-action Hercules film will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo who brought us Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. This keeps fans hopeful for Hercules to be both epic and deliver on the comedic side as well. There is currently no release date for this film as it is still in its early stages of development and due to setbacks during the global pandemic. Hopefully, fans can look forward to one or more of these actors to be involved in the live-action remake.
Who would you love to see in these roles? Let us know in the comments!