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Disney Confirms Live-Action Hercules Remake Movie

We Swear It's the Gospel Truth — Disney Has a Live-Action Hercules Film in the Works

HERCULES, Megara, Hercules, Philoctetes, Pegasus, 1997, (c)Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

You asked and the gods listened — Disney is going the distance and doing a live-action remake of Hercules. The 1997 animated classic joins a long list of Disney films getting a 3D makeover, and the studio is already developing the production team. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Dave Callaham — writer for Marvel's upcoming Simu Liu-led film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — has been tapped to pen the script, with Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo set to produce via their AGBO banner.

Most Disney fans recall the film's amazing soundtrack — which is thanks to the glorious voices behind the movie's Muses — but the movie's story is a classic tale. A musical retelling of the Hercules legend, the 1997 flick featured a star-packed voice cast, from Tate Donovan as the titular hunky demigod to James Woods as the hot-headed Hades, Danny DeVito as Philoctetes, and Susan Egan as Megara. There's no word on who will take over these iconic roles for the live-action cast, but fingers crossed that DeVito pulls a James Earl Jones and reprises his role.

The most important question we have now is, who will be playing the Muses?

Image Source: Everett Collection
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