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Live Action ‘Hercules’ Cast Immediately Under Speculation

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The Walt Disney Company will not take a break from live-action remakes anytime soon. They have dozens of projects in development, converting their animated successes into live-action adaptations. Already announced are Lilo & Stitch, Moana, and Snow White, just to name a few. Now, the rumor that Disney’s 1997 Hercules will join the ranks has been confirmed by Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios.

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One thing we can count on with these remakes is that audiences will undoubtedly criticize the actors cast. Most famously, Halle Bailey faced major backlash when her casting as Ariel in The Little Mermaid was announced in 2018. Audiences still hold on to racist opinions about her casting even after the film’s release five years later.

So here’s some dream casting speculations from fans immediately reacting to Hercules‘ confirmation.

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The Muses

The Muses are arguably the most fun part of Hercules and can easily steal the entire show if done correctly. Here are a few talented ladies social media is rooting for.

  • Lizzo
  • Beyoncé
  • Janelle Monáe
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  • Keke Palmer
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Amber Riley
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Live-Action Sassy and Strong Meg Actresses

  • Ariana Grande
  • Liz Gillies
  • Jessica Alexander

Who Will Play The Lead Role in Disney’s Hercules?

  • Zane Phillips
  • Austin Butler
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Here’s the Only Casting for Zeus and Hades that Matters

The controversial idea of race swapping the characters has already come up even though Disney insists it casts the best person who auditioned for the role regardless of race. Let’s see who ends up booking it!

But only Danny DeVito for Phil, or we walk…

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!