Recently it was revealed that Disney was working on a brand live-action version of “Hercules” with “Aladdin” director Guy Ritchie. The new film is going to be produced by AGBO, which is a production company that is run by Joe and Anthony Russo, who are behind the Marvel Studios mean hit, “Endgame”.
Recently while promoting their new Netflix film, “The Gray Man” at a red carpet event, Joe Russo was asked by GamesRadar about the new “Hercules” film, which he said:
“It will certainly pay homage to the original with a more modern spin on it. What Anthony and I love about the original is how funny and subversive it is. I think we try to embrace that sense of humor in the remake.“
The animated film told the classic tale of Hercules, who was taken from the gods as a newborn and adopted on Earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. While trying to fit in, he discovers that his dad is Zeus and he could live on Mount Olympus—if he can move from “zero” to a true hero. Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil, a feisty personal trainer, for the mission. But it’s no easy task, as he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a sinister hothead named Hades. With the help of comical sidekicks Pain and Panic, Hades plans to rule the Universe…with only Hercules standing in his way.
The idea of a modern spin on “Hercules” could go in a number of ways, setting the film in modern times or just incorporating modern themes into the classic Greek god story.
“Hercules” currently hasn’t been officially announced by Disney, and no other details have been revealed about the project, such as who will be appearing in the film, when it might be released or if it will be heading directly to Disney+.
In the meantime, you can still watch the original animated film now on Disney+.
What do you think of Disney remaking “Hercules”?