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People Want Zac Efron To Play Hercules In Disney Live Action Remake

People Want Zac Efron To Play Hercules In Disney Live Action Remake

The news has only just broken that Disney is working on a live action remake of Hercules and people are already outlining their dream cast.

Lots of people would like to see Efron cast as Hercules. Credit: PA
Lots of people would like to see Efron cast as Hercules. Credit: PA

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new Hercules is in early development and the Russo brothers are the only producers on the project but will not direct.

Clearly, with it only being in the early stages of development, the cast is not yet known, but judging from the response on social media, Zac Efron would make a popular choice as the titular character:

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The original film, which was released 23 years ago, follows the young Hercules (voiced by Tate Donovan) - Zeus' son - who was snatched by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as half-man, half-God.

Retaining superhuman 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 satyr - we've all been there - he learns what really makes a hero.

This satyr, Philoctetes, was voiced by Danny DeVito, and fans would also like to see the 75-year-old reprise the role:

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Come on then Disney, give the people what they want.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: Disney, TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, Zac Efron

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.