Avengers Directors Share New Details On Their New Hercules Movie

Disney is producing a live-action Hercules movie, and the Hollywood giant has recruited The Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo to produce it. In a new interview, the brothers spoke about their long-running fandom of Hercules and offered some teases for what to expect from the new movie.

Anthony Russo told Collider that he and his brother are “Hercules fanatics.” When they caught wind that Disney was interested in making a live-action film, they made the case to executives that they were the right partners to produce it. “And here we are,” Anthony Russo said.

The film is only in the earliest stages of development, the brothers said. Right now, they aren’t even sure if it will be a musical like the 1997 animated movie it’s based on.

“We can’t say one way or the other,” Anthony said, immediately thereafter confirming that “music will certainly be a part of it” in some capacity.

What the brothers did confirm, however, is that their new live-action Hercules will not be a “literal translation” of the animated movie. They are keen to bring “something new to the table” with the movie.

“We’re going to give you a different story. I think we’ll do something that’s in the vein of the original and inspired by it, but we also bring some new elements to the table.”

According to reports, Disney has hired Godzilla and Wonder Woman 1984 writer Dave Calla ham to work on the script for the new Hercules movie. The original movie featured the voice of Tate Donovan as Hercules, with Danny DeVito playing Phil and James Woods voicing Hades. There is no word yet on who will star in the new film, who will direct it, and when it will release.

The next live-action Disney remake will be Mulan. The film was set to be released in March, but the COVID-19 pandemic led it to be delayed until July. Other Disney live-action movies on the way include the 101 Dalmatians spin-off Cruella, which is currently set for a May 2021 release, as well as films based on The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and Bambi.

The Russo brothers’ latest production, the action thriller Extraction, arrived on Netflix in April. Check out GameSpot’s Extraction review here. The movie is getting a new instalment, but we don’t know yet if it will be a prequel or a sequel.

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