Disney has had a lot of success in recent years with live-action versions of iconic animated flicks like Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, to cite a few. As a consequence, it’s been long rumored that Disney is also engaged in a live-action Hercules version. Producers Joe and Anthony Russo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are on board for this project, while Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings writer Dave Callaham have been hired to pen the screenplay. However, it takes a special sort of actor to bring Hercules to reality in the forthcoming live-action remake of this animated classic. Here are 7 actors who can take up the task:
1. Skylar Astin:
Skylar Astin is a very brilliant young actor who is a visual treat in any part and deserves to be seen by a wider audience. A role like Hercules would be a good start in that approach. Astin has also shown previously that he can portray charming and gentle roles with a lot of charms, such as Hercules, and he wouldn’t mind bulking up for the role if necessary. He’s also demonstrated his singing prowess in films like Pitch Perfect and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
2. Charles Melton:
Charles Melton, who is most known for his roles as Reggie Mantle on Riverdale and as Ariana Grande’s romantic lead in the “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” music video, is another outstanding Hercules casting option. Melton has the right combination of good looks, charisma, and likability for the role. If given a shot, he’ll go all out for the part.
3. Chris Pratt:
Although it may not appear to be the logical option, Chris Pratt as Hercules may give this old tale a contemporary twist. Pratt has the upbeat demeanor that may give the Greek God a whole new dimension. He also provides his voice to another Disney picture, Onward, in addition to his position as Star-Lord in the MCU. Pratt appears with his MCU co-star Tom Holland in the film, which is set in a magical world and chronicles two young elf brothers on their journey to find magic.
4. Luke Brady:
You might not know Luke Brady if you aren’t a lover of musicals. Although this rising star has acted in a few movies, including Murder on the Orient Express, he is most known for his role in the musical The Prince of Egypt. It’s obvious how he looks amazing in period attire and is a fantastic vocalist, so he’s a wonderful fit for Hercules.
5. Vincent Rodriguez III:
Vincent Rodriguez III has all it takes to portray Hercules, as seen by his performance on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He is a great singer, dancer, and actor. Plus, his acting style is exactly what Hercules’ lead character requires: a great combination of a charming goofball and a powerful strongman ready to tackle whatever comes his way.
6. Alfred Enoch:
Alfred Enoch has acted in films such as the Harry Potter series and on stage productions such as Red in the West End. He’s also stunned fans in the TV show How to Get Away with Murder. Furthermore, although we don’t have definite confirmation that he can sing, there is a karaoke clip of him and Harry Potter co-star Devon Murray performing “Twist and Shout,” and they don’t appear to be too bad.
7. Colton Haynes:
Colton Haynes, who starred in Arrow and San Andreas, is another intriguing candidate for the part of Hercules. Haynes could incorporate his life experiences of coming out in Hollywood into Hercules, which has many queer themes where the protagonist feels like he never belongs.