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Actors We'd Love To See In Disney's Live-Action Hercules Remake
By WITNEY SEIBOLD
Joel Kim Booster
The comedian, writer, and voice actor recently starred in the Hulu film “Fire Island,” would be perfect for the titular hero. While Hollywood has many actors with great physiques, Booster would also bring his decades-long experience in comedy to play Hercules’ funny and charismatic character.
Lizzo
Megara is the sarcastic singer that ends up falling in love with Hercules while trying to break his heart, and pop singer Lizzo would absolutely nail a rendition of "I Won't Say I'm in Love." If cast, Lizzo’s attitude would give the movie an edge that wasn’t present in the original “Hercules.”
Matt Berry
Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" is a skilled comedian that can make any line funny just with his delivery and would be great as Philoctetes the satyr. He also has a history of playing strange roles such as a space dolphin and the Greek god Neptune in two different “SpongeBob SquarePants” movies, and also voicing a character in "The Book of Boba Fett."
John Waters
While the animated “Hercules” tried to portray Zeus as a loving father, he was actually an old pervert that tried to seduce and mate with mortal women while in animal form according to Greek mythology. The Pop of Trash himself, John Waters, would bring out this dirty side of the king of gods.
BTS
Having the seven members of BTS – RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – play the Muses would give some star power to a movie about a character whose ambition is to become a famous hero. It’s hard to imagine who fans would love to see narrate a Disney remake more than the most famous K-pop band in the world.