In the latest installment in Disney's live-action remake frenzy, Hercules has been announced as their next project, and everyone is saying the same thing about the cast...
Hercules is a Disney classic.First released back in 1997, the animated movie retells the historic tale of the Roman hero and god, Hercules.
The ancient tale of Hercules was spun into a feature-length animated movie...And showed the Roman god, Hercules, rescuing the love of his life while defeating the evil lord of the underworld, Hades.
Ancient Greek mythology was expertly brought to life...And today, it remains one of the firm favorites of the Disney Renaissance period.
Now, as most of you will have noticed...In the last couple of years, the minds over at Disney have been revamping their Renaissance masterpieces. Several of their classics, such as Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King have been reworked into live-action movies, and they have been a roaring success.
People are loving these live-action remakes...And their latest project has got Disney fans very excited.
Last week, Hercules was confirmed as their next live-action venture.And Anthony and Joe Russo, the brothers who directed Avengers: Endgame and a handful of other Avengers movies, are officially slated to produce the live-action remake of Hercules, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
People are undeniably very excited for a Hercules reboot...And there is so much room for discussion regarding the cast.
People have been incredibly vocal on who they want to portray their favorite characters...
The matter has been taken very seriously.
I’m really getting onboard with this live Hercules. My cast list will be coming at you in a quick second. Pay attention @Disney— Dylan M. Kennedy (@Dylan M. Kennedy)1588678214.0
For the role of Hercules?
Well, Twitter users are currently bickering over Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Holland.
Hercules - Chris Evans https://t.co/RMLxW3GHn0— Lacey (@Lacey)1588545821.0
And for Hercules' love interest, Meg?
The vast majority of people are screaming for Ariana Grande to step up to the role... Though it's a massive no from me. Pop stars just don't make good actors, will we never learn from our mistakes?
Josh Gad suggests @ArianaGrande for the role of ‘Meg’ in the #Hercules live-action adaptation in new interview with… https://t.co/kedQy1jbwt— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1588364239.0
And as for Hades?
Many believe that Johnny Depp will provide the perfect gothic, yet slightly comical portrayal of the lord of the underworld.
I’m still very much into the idea of Johnny Depp playing Hades in the Hercules remake. https://t.co/QyzGzHkFQJ— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@Strawberry Fields ミ☆)1588591378.0
Hades' comically demonic sidekicks, Pain and Panic have also been cast in the minds of Twitter users...I have to admit, Jonah Hill and Michael Cera would be perfect.
And, of course, Lizzo just has just be on the bill.
Someone will have really missed an opportunity if she isn't.
If Disney don't cast Lizzo, then there's no point watching Hercules. https://t.co/EMQ8KmXjie— Zhidubem (@Zhidubem)1588305419.0
But there is one resounding theme amongst these cast discussions...
Will Danny Devito be making his come back?
if Danny Devito isn't cast in the live action hercules i'm gonna be so angry istdd (i swear to danny devito)— Danny Devito Facts™ (@Danny Devito Facts™)1588372284.0
Hercules fans far and wide are hoping and praying that Danny Devito will reprise his role as Phil.The half-human, half-goat Satyr, Phil, was voiced by Devito in the 1997 original, and people cannot imagine his character any other way.
Devito has an undeniably unique voice...
And people are having a hard time imagining the character of Phil without Devito's husky New York accent.
Hercules is being made into live action and I am 1000% against this if Danny DeVito isn't the Satyr. https://t.co/lss9L6nEPC— 𝖘𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖍 𝖒𝖆𝖘𝖔𝖓 - ✎ (@𝖘𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖍 𝖒𝖆𝖘𝖔𝖓 - ✎)1588258997.0
It is of the utmost importance that Devito returns to the role of Phil.
Because, if not, people will riot.
if they don’t cast Danny DeVito as Phil in the live action Hercules I will riot https://t.co/FPxtdVaeyL— heidi (@heidi)1588625550.0
And people are so passionate about the cause that Devito has been trending on Twitter...
Among the other famous figures in Greek mythology. 2020 is strange.
Ah yes, the most famous figures in Greek mythology: Artemis, Hercules, and Danny Devito https://t.co/rcGnotLp9h— Brooke✨ (@Brooke✨)1588291987.0
Though some people have slightly different ideas...
Devito as the lead role of Hercules? Heck, I'd pay good money to see that.
Cast Danny DeVito as HERCULES!!! You cowards!!! https://t.co/AiL06iBXcZ— Willow Rosenberg wannabe (@Willow Rosenberg wannabe)1588293058.0