LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04:  Guy Ritchie attends the Harry's Bar Mayfair 40th Anniversary celebration on October 4, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Birley Clubs)

Disney’s live-action “Hercules” is one step nearer to changing into a actuality. Two years after Disney introduced the live-action adaptation of the 1997 animated basic, Guy Ritchie has been confirmed because the movie’s director, as reported by Deadline. Ritchie beforehand directed the live-action remake of “Aladdin,” which grossed greater than $1 billion on the international field workplace.

Now that Ritchie is on board, followers can count on extra “Hercules” information to comply with. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” scribe Dave Callaham wrote the primary draft of the script. However, a seek for a brand new author to take over the challenge is underneath manner. Meanwhile, “Infinity War” administrators Joe and Anthony Russo are connected as producers through their AGBO banner.

The 1997 animated film joins an extended checklist of Disney films getting a 3D makeover. In addition to “Hercules,” there are live-action variations of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “The Little Mermaid” within the works. Plus, a “Pinocchio” remake starring Tom Hanks is heading to Disney+ in September.

Most Disney followers will recall “Hercules” had an incredible soundtrack — which is due to the fantastic voices behind the film’s Muses — however the film’s story is a basic story. A musical retelling of the Hercules legend, the 1997 flick featured a star-packed voice solid, from Tate Donovan because the titular hunky demigod to James Woods because the hot-headed Hades, Danny DeVito as Philoctetes, and Susan Egan as Megara. There’s no phrase on who will take over these iconic roles for the live-action solid, however fingers crossed that DeVito pulls a James Earl Jones and reprises his position.

Who Is Directing the Live-Action “Hercules”?

Ritchie is formally on board because the film’s director. This marks his second Disney function after 2019’s “Aladdin.”

The Live-Action “Hercules” Cast

Since it is nonetheless early days, casting for the film does not look like underway simply but. However, given what number of members of the film’s voice solid are nonetheless appearing in the present day, there’s each motive to hope that a number of of them would possibly pop up within the live-action model. It could be particularly enjoyable to see Donovan, who voiced Hercules, seem in a completely new position to pay homage to the animated basic.

When Will Disney’s Live-Action “Hercules” Be Released?

With the seek for a brand new author underway, manufacturing on the remake seems to nonetheless be a good distance off. It’s unlikely Disney followers will see the film earlier than 2024.

For now, an important query now we have is, who will probably be taking part in the Muses?

— Additional reporting by Sabienna Bowman.

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