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Who Should Star In Disney's Live-Action 'Hercules'? Let's Fancast

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 1, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 1, 2020 |


Hercules is set to join the ranks of Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Winnie The Pooh, Lady And The Tramp, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mulan, as it’s the lastest Disney animated feature to get a live-action adaption in development.

From the looks of its announcement, this Hercules will lean hard into the superhero action vibe. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (directors of Avengers: Infinity Wars and Avengers: Endgame) are set to produce, while the script is being penned by Dave Callaham, who co-wrote Wonder Woman 1984 and is the sole screenwriter credited on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

At this time, it’s unknown who will helm, who will star, or even if this will be a musical. It might go the Mulan route. Nonetheless, fans took to Twitter to dream-cast the live-action Hercules remake. Here’s how that breaks down.

Who should play Hercules?
Who will carry the torch for Tate Donovan? Survey says a buff, handsome dude. The contenders (according to Twitter) are:

Who should play Meg?

Susan Egan left some big sandals to fill. When it comes to Herc’s sassy love interest, Ariana Grande is a seeming frontrunner, since she recently performed Megara’s love song “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” for The Disney Family Sing-Along.

However, Twitter also had other ideas.

Who should play Hades?

In the animated version, James Woods lent his voice to the underworld villain. Nowadays, he’s a right-wing creep who is regularly booted from Twitter. So, it seems safe to assume Disney won’t invite him back for a reprise. It’s cool. There are other options.

Who should play Pain and Panic?

This daffy duo of villainous minions needs charm and sharp comedy timing. They were originally voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait and Matt Frewer, but Twitter users had suggested some beloved comedy partners.

Who should play The Muses?

The Muses were a Greek Chorus who brought an enchanting dose of Gospel (truth) into this ancient myth. Lillias White, Vanéese Y. Thomas, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze, and Roz Ryan played the OG versions.

Here’s who Twitter is picking for a live-action rebrand.

Who should play Phil?

Danny DeVito was divine as the surly satyr who is the Mickey to Herc’s Rocky. So, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star was by far the most popular pick among the fancasting calls. Still, some had other thoughts.

Or what if…

Disney gets weird with it and takes the suggestion of Pajiba friend, Mashable’s Angie Han?

Who should be cast in Disney’s live-action Hercules? Share your picks in comments.

Source: THR

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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