"Hercules": Live-Action Adaptation Said to be Inspired by TikTok

Moreover, "Hercules" is to become a musical

by Pierre Lorenz on November 3, 2022

After "The Lion King", "Pinocchio" and "Aladdin", the wave of Disney remakes continues. The biggest criticism is that the quality of the live-action movies can vary greatly, with "Pinocchio" in particular recently receiving a lot of criticism. Among the upcoming projects is a "Hercules" movie from "Avengers: Endgame" creators Anthony and Joe Russo. Like many of its predecessors, it will be produced in a live-action format, and the movie will be helmed by "Aladdin" director Guy Ritchie. 

A statement by producer Joe Russo recently caused a stir when he talked about the style of the film in an interview with Variety. He stated that the film is to be made in the style of a musical and that the overall approach is to be more experimental. What is particularly noteworthy is that Russo is focusing more on the new generation and no longer on the children of the 90s, who grew up with the original film. As such, the movie will be geared towards the spirit of today's times, with a focus on viewers who are used to TikTok content. What exactly that means for the plot of "Hercules" is currently the subject of speculation. However, it's a fact that with this statement Russo hasn't necessarily created positive publicity. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how the finished film will be received by the target audience. Unfortunately, there is no release date for the live-action adaptation yet. 

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