Danny DeVito and Ariana Grande fans rejoice: Disney is making a live action remake of Hercules

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has green-lit a remake of the 1997 animated classic helmed by Shang Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings writer Dave Callahan and produced by Avengers: Endgame’s Russo brothers. 

 And despite there being no cast announcements as of writing, people are already sharing their dream casts on Twitter.

Here’s Who People Want To Star in Disney’s Hercules Live Action Remake

The Muses: Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Amber Riley, Janelle Monae & Beyoncé

The muses are easily the best part of Disney’s Hercules. They’re loud vibrato performances in the beginning set the stage for the whole film and their songs slap the most.

Out of all of the characters in Disney’s Hercules, imo, the muses are the most important. We can look past them casting the wrong person to play Hercules or Meg as long as the music slaps.

 FYI, the muses in this remake need to be true to their look in the original, have soulful voices and be able to belt out loudly and proudly.

So, obviously, the internet is turning to Syrup fave Lizzo, Amber Riley, Janelle Monae, Beyoncé, SZA, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Megan Thee Stallion and Jill Scott.

Hercules: KJ Apa, Chris Hemsworth & Tom Holland and Chris Evans???

For Hercules, it’s a bit odd. Some are suggesting Riverdale’s KJ Apa, Chris Hemsworth and Armie Hammer. And, I mean, Hemsworth can clearly do the Hercules workout routine.

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Others think Tom Holland and Chris Evans should both play the film’s leading demigod from baby to buff. Meaning, Disney would pay a lot of fucking money for Holland to show up for fifteen minutes of the film, before Chris Evans, someone who’s hulkingly bigger than him and also equally as expensive would walk on stage like, “yes I am he.”

Hercules would go from this.

To this.

Ultimately, just like with the casting of Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan remakes, which both featured PoC actors from the region that the film’s are set in, the Hercules cast needs to be made up of Greek actors and actresses. 

According to the internet, Meg is Ariana Grande

Following a cover of “I Won’t Say I’m In Love,” a song performed by the film’s lead Megara, Ariana Grande stans are petitioning for her to be in the live action remake of Hercules. And, ngl, I can see the resemblance. 

But, despite Grande embodying Meg in the above performance, some fans think that her Victorious co-star Elizabeth Gillies is a better fit.

And, as Syrup’s own Monisha Rudhran mentioned, Meg is more mature and older than Hercules, so perhaps she should be played by someone a little older. Luther’s Ruth Wilson comes to mind.

Jeff Goldblum is Hades

Personally, I think Hades needs to be played by a veteran theatrical actor, someone who’s camp, eccentric and sarcastic. 

Ofc, the only natural option is Jeff Goldblum. And, before I see another tweet suggesting Benedict Cumberbatch, if he can’t pronounce Penguin, how in the hell is he going to pronounce Pegasus?

Other names I’ve seen thrown around include Idris Elba, Jim Carrey, Roger Bart, Hugh Jackman and Tom Hiddleston (isn’t that just Loki, lol).

Who should play Hercules’s goat coach Phil?

No one but Danny *fucking* DeVito. 

If there’s one thing the internet can agree to about this remake and casting, it’s that no one could ever be as memorable as Phil as the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star.

He was the original Phil in the 1997 adaptation of Hercules and needs to reprise his role.

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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