Disney has been very successful at the box office by remaking its animated classics into live-action versions, with “Aladdin”, “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast” all taking over $1 billion.
Avengers: Endgame directors “The Russo Brothers” recently spoke with Collider at CCXP about a variety of projects, where they gave an update on the “Hercules” live-action film they are working on for Disney.
“We have an incredible writer on it, Dave Callaham, and he’s off on script. We should be seeing something in the next week or two, I think. We’re keeping that all under wraps for now. We want the audiences to have some discoveries about what’s fresh about our take.”
Check out the interview
Disney released the animated “Hercules” in 1997 and saw Tate Donovan play the lead role, who is a son of gods that was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures.
It might be a while before we see a live-action version of “Hercules” on our screens since its still in the early stages of development, but until then you can watch Hercules now on Disney+.
Are you excited for a new version of Hercules?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.