A Live-Action Remake of Disney's 'Hercules' Is in the Works, and Fans Have Already Picked Their Ideal Cast

Disney is going the distance once more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a live-action remake of the 1997 animated musical Hercules is in the works. And thanks to the power of social media, excited fans have already voiced their picks for who should play certain characters.

After her performance during the ABC's Disney Family Singalong earlier this month, many Twitter users have pegged Ariana Grande to play the female lead, Megara. Danny DeVito's name popped up frequently as well, since fans want him to reprise his role as Phil. (If the casting got Phil right the first time, why change it now?)

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A live-action remake for the 1997 film 'Hercules' is in the works, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter.' Walt Disney

Jon Favreau (who recently directed the live-action Lion King and Jungle Book), and Gore Verbinski (of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) are among those who are rumored to direct. THR noted that Joe and Anthony Russo (of Avengers: Endgame) are set to produce.

Dave Callaham of The Expendables franchise and Marvel's upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been hired to write the live-action Hercules.

It is unclear whether or not the film will keep the musical elements of the 1997 film, or if Disney will take a different approach.

Here's how some fans would cast the upcoming remake.

Okay I’m going to need y’all to think outside the box. Ariana Grande is great. Elizabeth Gillies looks just like Meg. She has the acting and singing down! #Hercules pic.twitter.com/Awh5IZskBN

— . (@lesterk_) April 30, 2020

My Hercules live action cast:

Megara:
Ariana Grande

Hercules:
Armie Hammer (can't think of anyone else😕)

The Muses:
Beyoncé, Amber Riley, Anika Noni Rose, Keke Palmer & Jennifer Hudson.

Satyr:
Danny DeVito

Young Hercules:
???

Hades:
Jeff Goldblum/Benedict Cumberbatch pic.twitter.com/9jUz2qNtMp

— CJ ⎊ fan account (@GivenchyBeystin) April 30, 2020

Watching Hercules rn. Who would you cast in a live action version? Danny devito’s role is not up for grabs though. I’d make John Mulaney and Josh Gad pain and panic and Ariana Grande Meg. Let’s discuss Hercules and hades.

— Darla Eckart - nsfr (@DarlaEckart) April 21, 2020

Zac Efron as Hercules. Danny DeVito as Phil. Tessa Thompson as Meg. Donald Glover and John Mulaney as Pain and Panic. Hugh Jackman as Zeus. Kerry Washington as Hera. Benedict Cumberbatch as Hades.

— Will Baggett🧢 (@steamboatbillie) April 30, 2020

Pain and Panic in Hercules live action should be played by Key and Peele. pic.twitter.com/C71ZGU5JFQ

— Keon Dion (@keondion) April 30, 2020

My Dream Cast for Hercules live action remake: Two Choices (choose your fighter) pic.twitter.com/q5jPvyWeRA

— MK8 (@FdezGarciiia) April 30, 2020

Only one man can play Zeus in the live action #Hercules pic.twitter.com/dS9hYkE4tj

— Dan (@TheAngryLeftie) April 30, 2020

You can't tell me krysten ritter doesn't have the perfect sass to play Meg in a live action hercules pic.twitter.com/FFwoOB7xQE

— Keiley Kaiser (@keileykaiser) April 30, 2020

Lizzo. Kelly Rowland. Jenifer Hudson. Normani. Ryan Destiny.

Fight me. #Hercules #Muses pic.twitter.com/M7Oy9Y1I7e

— Jean Grey’s diabetic insulin (@DecodnLyfe) April 30, 2020

Dream Disney live action Hercules cast:
Hercules - Tom Holland
Meg - Ariana Grande
Hades - Hugh Jackman
Zeus - The Rock
Phil - Danny DeVito
Muses - Lizzo, Jennifer Hudson, Normani, Megan Thee Stallion, SZA
Pain & Panic: Billy Eichner and Tituss Burgess pic.twitter.com/mK0ROuSi27

— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) April 30, 2020

okay hear me out, THEO JAMES FOR HERCULES:

HE'S HOT

HE'S GREEK

AND HIS NAME LITERALLY TRANSLATES TO GIFT OF GOD pic.twitter.com/elgwsPXqxX

— hereforagoodtimenotalongtime (@Julie_Tzn) April 30, 2020

My Hercules live action cast:

Megara:
Ariana Grande

Hercules:
Armie Hammer (can't think of anyone else😕)

The Muses:
Beyoncé, Amber Riley, Anika Noni Rose, Keke Palmer & Jennifer Hudson.

Satyr:
Danny DeVito

Young Hercules:
???

Hades:
Jeff Goldblum/Benedict Cumberbatch pic.twitter.com/9jUz2qNtMp

— CJ ⎊ fan account (@GivenchyBeystin) April 30, 2020

Everyone is debating about who The Muses should be in the live-action Hercules, but the only casting choice I care about is pic.twitter.com/75C8UlW2Ru

— Savannah Hawkins (@redheadedsinger) April 30, 2020

someone said Jonah Hill and Michael Cera should play pain and panic in the new Hercules movie and I can’t think of better casting pic.twitter.com/S7eKgoP8B8

— benny (@mascbaby) April 30, 2020