According to rumors, Disney is looking in the direction of Jon Favreau and the Russo Brothers to helm a live-action remake of Hercules.
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, Hercules is one of Disney‘s beloved classic animations, based on the Greek mythology.
It centers on Hercules (voiced by Tate Donovan), the son of Zeus who ends up living among humans after he is stripped of his immortality by Hades (James Woods), the god of the underworld.
When earth and Mount Olympus are threatened by the hot-headed villain, Hercules must look beyond his unrivaled physical prowess to bring out the hero that lies within.
Hercules is one of Disney’s best animated films, thanks to unforgettable songs, a flawed protagonist and a particularly mesmerizing vocal rendering from James Woods, whose portrayal of Hades is arguably one of the best in the world of animation.
Now, report from The Disinsider indicates that the Mouse House is considering Favreau or the Russo Brothers to direct a live-action remake of Hercules.
So far, Disney’s live-action films have been spectacular at the box office, and with Favreau having helmed two of them ( The Jungle Book and The Lion King), he could be the most logical choice.
But then again, the Russos are behind some of the best movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and their last film with the studio, Avengers: Endgame, currently holds the record for the highest-grossing film of all time.
Either of the two would a great choice for Disney, which so far hasn’t disappointed when it comes to making movies like this.
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