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Disney have played a blinder with some of the recent remakes such as Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King and now they will be working on developing a live-action adaptation of the 1997 classic, Hercules.
It has also been reported that Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the film (but not direct) via their production company, AGBO.
The original film, which was released 23 years ago, follows the young Hercules (Tate Donovan) - Zeus' son - who was snatched by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as half-man, half-God.
Retaining super human strength, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living on Mount Olympus with the help of a Danny Devito-voiced satyr he learns what really makes a hero.
If Tom Hiddleston doesn't play Hades in the live action remake of Hercules, then what's the point?- Cade Grimm :sunny: LOKI SERIES ४ (@CadeRGrimm) April 30, 2020
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new Hercules is in early development, and this being a Disney title, rumors have already swirled about other producers and even filmmakers. The Russos are the only producers on the project and will not direct, according to insiders.
In recent weeks, casting rumours have also been knocking around which were spurred by Ariana Grande's performance of 'I Won't Say I'm in Love' - a song from the film.
Fans called upon her to take on the role of Megara, the female lead and there was even a Change.org petition set up. Other names such as Idris Elba and Ryan Gosling have also floated around.
LADbible has contacted Disney for a statement confirming the news.
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