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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hercules-live-action-remake-works-disney-shang-chi-writer-1292684

    Disney is doing it again with now Hercules! A live-action adaptation of its 1997 classic is officially confirmed to be in the works by The Hollywood Reporter after much speculation on Twitter.

    David Callaham (who did the Expendables trilogy, Godzilla, and Zombieland: Double Tap) will be penning the script. He is also the writer of the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and co-wrote Wonder Woman 1984. The Russo brothers will be producing the project through their AGBO banner.

    No director or casting has been officially set yet, but some rumors have included Ariana Grande as Meg and Idris Elba as Hades. The remake is expected to feature songs from the original film. What do you think and do you have any potential casting or director suggestions?

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    If Disney wants to continue to keep remaking every single one of their beloved animated properties, I think they should go more in the direction of Mulan (sight unseen) where it’s just a retelling of the original story with nods to the animated film as opposed to a straight up remake like Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. I think if you’re going to do a live action retelling of an animated property, what should really be taken into account is if you could picture the story itself in real life. One of the reasons why lyricist Howard Ashman was so excited about getting write for Disney animation was because animation seemed like an easier medium than live action for audiences to suspend their disbelief while watching a musical.

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    I totally believe in Elba as Hades cause this is exactly the kind of paycheck he would sign up for. Nothing wrong with being mercenary. Better than having no work while waiting for a perfect role/movie.

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    Who even asked for this. I’m so tired

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    I really don’t like the idea of Ariana Grande as Meg or Idris Elba as Hades. Grande’s not a great actress, and her voice doesn’t lend itself to non-pop songs. It just sounds wrong, unemotional, and weirdly annoying. I can’t quite put my finger on it.

    As for Elba, he’s great, but he’s not Hades. They could get away with James Woods doing it again, as he’s a big name whose by far the most iconic and beloved part of the original film. If not Woods, then get someone who’s more of a proved comedian for the part.

    Although, at the end of the day, it won’t matter who gets cast, as the movie’s gonna suck no matter what.

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    Whoever they cast as The Muses, will make or break this movie.

    No, whoever they cast as Hades will make or break this movie.

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    No, whoever they cast as Hades will make or break this movie.

    Agreed. James Woods’ vocal performance makes that movie.

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    As for Elba, he’s great, but he’s not Hades. They could get away with James Woods doing it again, as he’s a big name whose by far the most iconic and beloved part of the original film. If not Woods, then get someone who’s more of a proved comedian for the part.

    I agree that Woods was the best part of the movie and his Hades is certainly iconic, but there’s NO way Disney is bringing him back to reprise the role. He has become too far-right and too political for their liking I believe. Plus wasn’t he accused of sexual misconduct by Amber Tamblyn a few years ago?

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    A minor god will be a closeted bisexual off-screen. Calling it.

    No, whoever they cast as Hades will make or break this movie.

    No. Whoever they cast as Hercules, since this was the hottest version of the character.

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    I agree that Woods was the best part of the movie and his Hades is certainly iconic, but there’s NO way Disney is bringing him back to reprise the role. He has become too far-right and too political for their liking I believe. Plus wasn’t he accused of sexual misconduct by Amber Tamblyn a few years ago?

    I didn’t know about any accusations against him, but I know that he recently reprised Hades (he loves the part and has played it every chance he got since the film came out) in Kingdom Hearts 3 not that long ago, so Disney is clearly willing to let him still do the role in certain capacities.

    I’m very liberal, and I don’t agree with Woods’ politics, but he’s still a great actor and perfect in that role, so I say, let him continue to play Hades. The movie will be way better because of it.

    But again, these live action remakes should stop. They bring very little new material to the table, the new stuff they actually do introduce is uninteresting and weak, and in general, pretty much everything in these remakes is far weaker than the originals.

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    I think Billy Magnussen would be perfect as Hercules! He’s ripped, a fantastic actor and he can sang!

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    He might be just a little too old, but Zachary Levi could be an excellent Hercules. He’s extremely likable, an excellent comedian, very handsome, in fantastic shape, and he’s got a great singing voice.

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    Yeah, James Woods has been long cancelled, so no to him again.

    Pointless remake, but what else will Disney do at this point?

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    Collider did a fan cast for the movie: https://collider.com/hercules-live-action-movie-cast-wishlist/

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