After Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, currently in filming, Disney Studios will produce the live-action adaptation of the 1997 animated film, Hercules. Joe Russo, who produces the film, confides.
After Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, it’s another animated film by director duo John Musker and Ron Clements that will be adapted into live action by Disney. Released in our theaters in 1997, Hercules will indeed be entitled to his live film.
Produced (but not directed) by the Russo brothers to whom we owe Avengers: Endgame and the recent Cherry with Tom Holland, the feature film is currently being written. It’s Dave Callaham, already at work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the last Mortal Kombat who is responsible for the adaptation of Hercules .
Asked about their project while recording the podcast Lights Camera Barstool number 331, Joe Russo explains: “The script should be finished in a week. We took a lot of time and care to work it out. It’s a film that was really important to me and my kids, who loved it when they were little. So we have a strong emotional bond with him.”
“Building a complete universe from the story in order to go beyond”
He adds :”Our intention is to observe everything we do and think about how we can build it and what we can do to expand it. This allows us to have different opportunities to tell stories. We do the same with Hercules. We wondered if we could build a complete universe from the story in order to go beyond. I think the public would like to find out. Viewers want to see something really cool that they can get lost in for a decade, so our mission is to bring that experience to them. But it is still early!“
Joe Russo therefore imagines several films devoted to the famous Greek hero. After Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame and Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo therefore seem to have taken a liking to the sequels. No director and no actor is attached to the project yet.
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