This kind of feel like Disney threw some titles in a hat and this was the first one to come up.
Yup, Disney’s next live -action animated remake will be “Hercules.” This animated film was never one of my favorites and I think personally started the dip in quality when it came to Disney’s 2-D animated features. But they are pulling in some MCU flavor to pump up Hercules.
The Russo Brothers, the masterminds behind the latest Avengers films will spearhead Hercules for Disney.
Also attached to the project is Dave Callaham, who worked on The Expendables films, wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and worked as a co-writer on Wonder Woman 1984.
The original 1997 movie is extremelyloosely based on the Greek myth of Heracles, and sees the young Hercules — the son of Zeus — exiled from Mount Olympus due to the nefarious machinations of the god of the underworld, Hades. While stuck on Earth as a mortal, the demigod Hercules still retains his superhuman strength and, with the help of a Danny Devito-voiced satyr, must learn what really makes a hero. Also, there’s a bunch of really good Alan Menken songs.
The project is in the early stages at this point, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and things like a cast, a director, or even whether the remake will be a musical like the animated original have yet to be decided. It’s also not clear whether Disney plans to release Herculestheatrically or if it’ll be a Disney Plus film — rumors from Disney blog TheDisInsider, which originally reported the news of the live-action remake, claim it’ll be bound for theaters.