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‘Hercules’ Star Uses Disney to Fuel Hollywood “Wussy Man” Narrative

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What does Elastigirl Helen Parr have to do with former Hercules: The Legendary Journies star Kevin Sorbo? The beloved Pixar’s Incredibles character made one strong statement in the 2004 film, and the actor believes Hollywood masculinity has gone downhill since then. Kevin Sorbo’s History Kevin Sorbo is an American actor best known for being the title character in the television ...

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‘Hercules’ Remake Confirmed: Disney Fans Want This Break-out ‘Little Mermaid’ Star to Be in It

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Keeping up with the latest live-action remake news is starting to feel like slaying The Hydra’s multiplying heads from Hercules (1997). In a revealing interview with The New York Times, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production president, Sean Bailey, shared details on Disney’s live-action film pipeline. In several reveals, including self-proclaimed “misses” like the live-action Mulan and comparing the live-action ...

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Iconic Disney Villain to Get His Own “Villainous” Series

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Disney villains are some of the most important characters in Disney films. While not the primary protagonists of the films and series, they play a crucial role in the narratives by challenging the heroes and adding depth to the stories. Lately, Disney has taken to retelling villain stories, giving many of them live-action remakes and working on sharing a different ...

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Danny DeVito Passed Over for Disney’s ‘Hercules’ Project

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As a new version of Disney’s Hercules gets underway, it appears that Danny DeVito will not get to reprise his role as Phil. At least in this context. According to Playbill, Hercules will become the latest Disney animated feature musical to be adapted for the stage. Put on by The Paper Mill Playhouse, the show will have a short run in February 2023. ...

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New Live-Action ‘Hercules’ is Inspired by TikTok

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From producer Joe Russo, the new live-action Hercules remake will be “more experimental” and was in part inspired by TikTok. There have been many live-action remakes of classic Disney films in the recent past—Pinocchio being one of the most recent ones—and now the next one that fans have been excited about is Hercules. The film is going to be produced ...

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Danny DeVito Challenges Disney to Cast Him For Live-Action ‘Hercules’

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Disney has apparently loved doing live-action adaptations of its classic animated movies in recent years. Even though some adaptations (like the 2017 remake Beauty and the Beast) did not do well, others like the 2015 movie Cinderella or the 2019 film Aladdin did. Now, Hercules is next up for the live-action treatment, and one of the actors from the first ...

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‘Hercules’ Celebrates 25 Years


25 years later, the hero Hercules is still charming audiences with his 1997 Disney movie’s tongue-in-cheek humor, his love interest Megara’s refusal to be a damsel in distress, and a particularly catchy musical soundtrack. Disney has shared several posts congratulating the film on its 25th anniversary (just after celebrating the anniversaries of Lilo & Stitch and Atlantis: The Lost Empire)! Disney+ shared ...

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Guy Ritchie Will Direct Live-Action ‘Hercules’ Remake

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning and well-established crime comedy director Guy Ritchie is set to direct Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of its classic animated Disney films. This time, the movie getting a live-action makeover is the 1997 animated movie Hercules! Guy Ritchie is best known for his British crime comedy films, which usually feature British characters (who ...

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This Web Comic Starring Hades Will Be Your New Obsession

There are very few Disney Villains as fiendishly delightful as Hades in Disney’s Hercules. When coming in to audition for the character, actor James Woods noticed other potential voice actors were approaching the character with the kind of stern dark persona one would expect from the lord of the dead of Greek mythology. Woods, on the other hand, started to ...

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