Disney Rumored to be Eyeing Benedict Cumberbatch for Hades in Live-Action ‘Hercules’

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Disney Rumored to be Eyeing Benedict Cumberbatch for Hades in Live-Action ‘Hercules‘. I don’t think even Doctor Strange himself saw this coming with the Eye of Agamotto! According to a source close to WeGotThisCovered.com, Disney is not only making plans for a live-action Hercules, but has already started compiling a casting wish list.

Already rumored to be looking at Alexander Skarsgard to play the mighty Hercules, Disney seems to also be interested in Benedict Cumberbatch to play his nemesis, Hades. It is currently unknown if Disney has approached Cumberbatch about the role, but if they have, it is being kept deep under wraps.

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Cumberbatch is not the only star they are eyeing for the role, but it seems the House of Mouse is very interested in seeing Benedict’s talent move from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join the Disney Universe in the live-action remake. Rumors began swirling a little over a month ago that both Benedict Cumberbatch and Trevor Donovan were on Disney’s wish list to portray the Lord of the Underworld, with Donovan sharing that he is secretly up for the role, but “isn’t supposed to say anything.”

The cat may be out of the bag on this one, but until the role of Hercules is cast, it is likely Disney will wait to cast any of the supporting roles. There is no word yet who may play characters such as Megara (Meg), Phil, Pain, Panic, The Muses, or Zeus and Hera.

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What would your dream cast look like for a live-action Hercules? Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch is a good choice for Hades? What other Disney Movies would you like to see made into live-action films? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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