Disney is re-producing their cartoon classics with the live-action series, and next on the list is Hercules. The Hollywood giant has recruited the famed directors of Avengers: Endgame, Joe and Anthony Russo. In a recent interview, the Russo Brothers shared about their long-lasting fandom for Hercules and rare teases into the new movie. 

Anthony Russo told the Collider that the duo is “Hercules Fanatics”. They love the cartoon so much that when they found out Disney was remaking it, they made their move immediately. The director duo then made the case to Disney’s executives to assign them the movie. And here we are. 

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The Russos informed that the live-action movie was only the earliest stage. As of now, they haven’t decided whether it will be a musical like the 1977 animated version. Thereafter, Anthony immediately confirmed that music would certainly be an integral part of Hercules. 

However, the Brothers did assure that their new live-action won’t be exactly the same as the animated cartoon. They’re looking forward to bringing “something new to the table”, maybe a refreshing touch.

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There's nothing certain about the new Hercules live-action

Joe and Anthony Russo claimed that their addition would stay within the flow of the original story. It’s will be an inspired version of Hercules, with some tweaks and twists. Disney, on the other hand, hired Godzilla and Wonder Woman 1984 screenwriter Dave Calla to work on the script for Hercules. Let’s wait and see what changes they will bring.

The original Hercules movie featured the voice of Tate Donovan as Hercules, Dany DeVito as Phil and James Woods as Hades. There is no information yet regarding the cast of the new movie, and when it will be released. 

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