Christ Pratt, Anna Kendrick, and Jeff Goldblum are reportedly in negotiation for roles in the upcoming live action remake of the 1997 Disney hit “Hercules”!
Pratt will play the goofy but loveable Hercules, with Kendrick set to sass up the screen as Megara.
Meanwhile, Goldblum will play Hades, the Lord of the Underworld (a role made famous by James Woods in the animated film).
Danny DeVito is expected to return as the wisecracking sidekick Phil.
Shooting reportedly will begin summer 2021, with a tentative summer 2022 release date.
The 1997 animated film was a musical, no word yet if the live action film will also be a musical. (I’m not sure Chris Pratt can sing, but Anna Kendrick has a great voice that was highlighted in the Pitch Perfect movies.)
Bless my soul…the Herc is on a role!
Disney movie trivia:
Now, there’s a rumor going around that Disney is also considering Alexander Skarsgård, who played Tarzan in 2016, for the role if Chris Pratt has a scheduling conflict.
We think that at 43 years old that he’s too old for the role. (He would be 45 during filming.) Thoughts???
Yes, we know Chris Pratt turned 40 last month on 06/21/2019, but he looks younger.
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Hercules is considered a “rare” character meaning that he doesn’t make regular appearances at Disney World or Disneyland.
He doesn’t even make annual appearances at special ticketed events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
We’ve never seen Hercules yet at any of the Disney Parks, but we have met Hades during Mickey’s Not So Scary Party when all the villains come out at night!