After speculations and news of Moana and Tangled getting live-action remakes, Disney is all set to start working on a movie on the Greek God Hercules. Son of Zeus, Hercules needs to have his story told, away from the shadows of his powerful father.

With big industry names like the Russo Brothers and Guy Ritchie linked to the project, fans expect nothing but the best from the story and the characters in the narrative. Although the movie’s rumors have been around for over two years, we are yet to see any considerable progress made on the same, which includes finalizing the titular actor.

Austin Butler and Taron Egerton in the running to play Hercules in Disney remake

Austin Butler
Austin Butler in The Bikeriders

Both the actors garnered major fame for their incredible performances in recent projects. Austin Butler’s Elvis chartered to the top of the box office while Taron Egerton’s Rocketman was magical, to say the least. They have the expertise to sing as most Disney movies require and even take on intricate action scenes in an iconic Herculean manner.

However, the reigning sentiment in the fandom is to have Egerton land the role since he is in great shape and can sing very well. Moreover, many believe Egerton is an underrated actor who deserves way more attention and recognition than he gets.

Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum
Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Another reason why Egerton seems like the perfect choice is because of his past voice role in the animated movie Sing. The actor has dazzled the audience with his musical prowess on more than one occasion.

Being cast as Hercules in the Disney live-action remake is truly a golden opportunity for any actor. Not only will they receive a global platform to showcase their talent, but also explore their diverse range of talents. The movie is set to have everything from romance and drama to action and comedy, letting the lead actor flex all his acting muscles.

Fans demand Zane Phillips or Nicholas Galitzine to be cast as Hercules

Idea of You
Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine in The Idea of You

Ever since the news of the movie broke, fans have been finding the perfect actor to take on this iconic role. More users have joined the discussion and suggested that Zane Phillips, or The Idea of You fame Nicholas Galitzine be cast as Hercules. They believe the actors have the strong build to adapt to the role and make for a believable Hercules.

Ultimately, we hope the makers of the movie make the right choice and cast an actor who deserves to be the powerful Greek God in all his might. A growing fear among the masses is to have Hercules reduced to a joke which would be squandering such a massive opportunity to get people back in the theatres. If done right, Disney could have the greatest hit with Hercules in their hands.

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