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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.
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:
@ZacEfron are you in talks to play the title character in a live-action remake of Hercules? I've only been planning this for 3 years in my head.
- Gentry Carter (@LikeJenTree) May 1, 2020
@ZacEfron should play Hercules in the new @Disney live action remake :thumbsup:
- Cour-Te-Ney (@Courtneyyy_90) May 1, 2020
@ZaCEfron would be the perfect Hercules! pic.twitter.com/LYDfpNZHgp
- A.J Threet (@AjthreetJ) May 1, 2020
In honour of this fantastic news about the greatest Disney film ever made, my ideal cast:
Hercules: Zac Efron
Meg: Arianna Grande
Hades: Ralph Fiennes
Zeus: Hugh Jackman
Hera: Angelina Jolie
Phil: Danny DeV
Muses: Lizzo, Beyonce, J-Lo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland https://t.co/YIY61CfrVk
- M∆RK (@Mark33A) May 1, 2020
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:
Me: I don't need Mushu in the live action Mulan film.
Also me: If Danny Devito isn't playing Phil in Hercules, then what's the point?
- Enrique del Castillo (@enriquedcf) May 1, 2020
if they don't cast Danny Devito as Phil in the live action Hercules then they shouldn't even bother making the movie
- ｌｏｓｔｂｏｙ (@xxGodsLastGift) May 1, 2020
If Danny Devito isn't Phil again in the live action Hercules movie then I don't want it
- Henri Boustany (@henribou102) May 1, 2020
Hercules live action: cast nobody who is already famous except for Danny DeVito.
- Ryan G. L. Williams (@NotAHipster27) May 1, 2020
Come on then Disney, give the people what they want.
Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures
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