Hey everyone, I hope you are well and not getting too bored at home. Yesterday it was officially confirmed that a live action adaptation of the 1997 animated film Hercules was in the works at Disney. It was also confirmed that the Russo brothers have signed on to produce and Dave Callaham has signed on to write. Hercules was one of my favourite films as a child and I'm soooooo excited. So, I thought I would share my casting choices with you. I hope you like my choices. Make sure you let me know in the comments below who you would love to see in the classic Hercules roles.
So I haven't cast a young and grown up Hercules because lets face it CGI can take care of that without needing two actors. My Casting options for Hercules are Liam Hemsworth (Chris seems to obvious), Matt Bomer and Armie Hammer. I think all three would be great choices to play Hercules.
I will not even watch the re-make if Danny DeVito is not playing Phil. I honestly could not imagine anyone else in this role.
My favourite Disney villain of all time is Hades, he is sassy, evil and has amazing hair. My casting choices for Hades are: Tom Hiddleston, Wes Bentley and John Stamos. I think all of these actors will be able to bring Sassy Hades to life - after all, all of these actors have played sassy/villainous characters in the past.
Zeus whilst not the main character of the film is still a huge role. Whoever plays Zeus will have to be able to take on commanding role. My casting choices are: Kurt Russel, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan. All three are Hollywood legends and I could see them all taking on the role of Zeus and owning it.
Pain and Panic
Pain and Panic are brilliant and it's very important that whoever play's these two have great comedic chemistry. My Casting choices are Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig or Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. Both pairs are hilarious and would be great in the roles of Panic and Pain.
Okay so I have a lot of suggestions for The Muses, I think it's fair to say that whoever gets these roles will have to be a fantatsic singer. My casting suggestions are: Destiny's Child, Doja Cat, Lizzo, SZA and of course Jennifer Hudson.
So, thats my list of who could play who in the Hercules Live action. I really hope you like my suggestions, of course we have no idea who Disney will cast but it is fun to speculate. I am so excited for this film, just think of the merch Disney could release? I mean I want the Hercules sandals and a Hercules cup for sure. I hope you enjoyed this post and in the meantime why not give Hercules a re-watch? You can buy it here on Amazon: CLICK HERE or watch on NowTV.
Thank you for reading and stay safe.
Check out my list of 5 animated films Disney should remake here: https://www.justanotherfilmblog.uk/2020/06/5-animated-movies-disney-should-remake.html