Russo Brothers Confirm Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hercules’ Will Have a “Modern Spin”

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Russo Brothers Confirm Disney's Live-Action 'Hercules' Will Have a "Modern Spin"

One of the many reasons Disney’s Hercules remains a fan-favorite movie title is the top-tier humor sprinkled throughout the compelling story. “Somebody call IX-I-I!” remains one of the best jokes ever in a Disney movie (don’t @ me). To honor the original animated movie, Executive Producer Joe Russo shared that he and his brother Anthony are planning on keeping the humor in the remake, but with a more “modern spin”.

Related: Walt Disney Animation Studios Releases New Images to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Hercules

Joe Russo recently shared with GamesRadar+ during a press event for The Gray Man, “It will certainly pay homage to the original with a more modern spin on it. What Anthony and I love about the original is how funny and subversive it is. I think we try to embrace that sense of humor in the remake.”

Related: Guy Richie Onboard to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hercules’


Recently, it was announced that Guy Richie (Aladdin (2019), Sherlock Holmes) will direct the upcoming live-action film under the Russo Brothers who are executive producers for the film. Disney has yet to share a cast list or release date for the live-action ‘Hercules‘, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney!


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