“Please stop with the remakes”: Iconic Disney Animated Classic Reportedly Eyeing Ariana Grande Alongside Channing Tatum’s Kingsman Co-Star

Iconic Disney Animated Classic Reportedly Eyeing Ariana Grande Alongside Channing Tatum’s Kingsman Co-Star
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It seems Disney will not give up until every animated film has been recreated, no matter how forgotten or classic it may be. Who is to blame for them? We get to see beautiful movie stars dressed as our favorite Disney heroes and heroines, which satisfies our nostalgia cravings. Now that the upcoming Disney live-action, Hercules remake is underway; it is reportedly considering Ariana Grande and Taron Egerton for the lead roles.

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Yes, for the roles of Hercules and Megara in the upcoming live-action remake, Disney is reportedly eying for Egerton and Grande. Also, Disney’s live-action remake of Hercules will be directed by Guy Ritchie, who also helmed Sherlock Holmes and Aladdin.

Fans of Hercules quickly took to social media to voice their opinions on whether or not they wanted a remake, despite the fact that very little information is currently known about the project. 

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Iconic Disney Animated Classic Reportedly Eyeing Ariana Grande Alongside Taron Egerton
Iconic Disney Animated Classic Reportedly Eyeing Ariana Grande Alongside Taron Egerton

Hercules, a beloved Disney animated classic that was released in 1997, is well-known for its endearing characters, empowering plot, and upbeat musical scores. The Greek mythological hero Heracles, the son of Zeus, serves as the inspiration for the Disney animated feature film.  

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Disney’s Animated Classic Hercules Remake Faces Backlash From Fans

One of the best Disney classic films from the 1990s is now receiving the attention it has always deserved. Hercules, an animated movie from 1997, not only has one of the best soundtracks of any other classic Disney movie, but it also has a lot of positive reviews.

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Now, the news of a live-action remake intended to revive this mythical world was initially received with enthusiasm by Disney fans. However, some people have even-tempered the anticipation, leaving fans to wonder if this adaptation will live up to the original.

In a Still from Disney's Hercules (1997 film)
In a Still from Disney’s Hercules (1997 film)

The battleground for this heated discussion has changed to social media platforms. Many fans have not held back from directly criticizing Disney for continuing with the remakes as one said:

While one claimed he might not enjoy “these remakes much” saying:

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One fan was upset because when he thought of Hercules, he “thought of the Marvel” one, as he put it:

In a Still from Disney's Hercules (1997 film)
In a Still from Disney’s Hercules (1997 film)

Another fan urged the maker to “leave Hercules alone.”

Another fan expressed his sadness by asking to “stop remaking classic Disney films”, adding:

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More to Know About Disney’s Hercules Live-Action Remake

The live-action remake of Disney film, Hercules is considering casting Taron Egerton and Ariana Grande as Hercules and Megara, respectively. 

Both Egerton and Grande have distinguished themselves in the entertainment industry, carving out unique paths for themselves. Grande has become one of the biggest pop stars in the industry thanks to her powerful vocals and hits, while Egerton shot to fame thanks to his breakthrough performance in Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Hercules is among the most well-liked mythological figures to appear in popular culture. As aforementioned, Guy Ritchie will serve as Hercules‘ director.

Ritchie recently stated he intends to finish the movie “within the next year” as he clarified:

“I used to make one movie a year. I’d quite like to make three movies a year. Because I like it, it’s not hard work for me.”

In a Still from Disney's Hercules (1997 film)
In a Still from Disney’s Hercules (1997 film)

If you want to prepare for the live-action remake, watch the animated musical fantasy comedy 1997 film, Hercules.

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You can stream the movie on Disney+. 

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