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Legendary Danny Devito Has Come Out Stating His Desire To Reprise His Hercules Role In Live Action

If he can persuade Disney to cast him, Danny DeVito hopes to reprise his role as Phil in the next live-action Hercules movie.

The Greek tale of Hercules, the son of Zeus and Hera, and his quest to establish his value by visiting Mount Olympus was adapted into the movie Hercules. Hercules features a soulful soundtrack with songs like "Zero to Hero" and "Go the Distance," in addition to its epic plot. In the animated Hercules movie, DeVito provided the voice of Philoctetes/Phil, Hercules' grouchy satyr teacher.

Many actors haven't followed DeVito's lead in terms of returning their roles in live-action remakes, despite the fact that he is eager to return as Phil for the next Hercules movie. Only Frank Welker, who voiced Abu in the live-action version of Aladdin, and James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the remake of The Lion King, round out the cast.

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In April 2020, a live-action version of the beloved Disney film Hercules from 1997 was unveiled. The Russo Brothers, well-known for their directing contributions to the MCU, will act as the project's producers under their AGBO firm.

The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie, who also directed the live-action Aladdin and Sherlock Holmes movies. Dave Callahan wrote the story for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The majority of the crew has already been chosen, but no casting information has been made public.

DeVito's return to the group would be greatly anticipated by many fans, but several other cast members are also absent. Sam Raimi's Evil Dead actor Bruce Campbell, who played Ash Williams in the series, supports the fan-casting of him as Hades in the live-action Hercules. Twitter has endorsed the notion of using Amber Riley from Glee as a Muse. Although it is wonderful to think that Hercules will return to cinemas, the Russo Brothers have cautioned fans not to anticipate an exact reproduction. Although Ritchie's Aladdin deviates from the original, its popularity should convince viewers that the live-action version won't be of appalling quality.

Source: WIRED

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