Live action Hercules musical will be ‘inspired by TikTok’, say Russo brothers

A remake of 1997's Hercules is coming, and producers Joe and Anthony Russo say it will be a musical inspired by TikTok culture.

Filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame) have told Variety this week that they intend to go ‘experimental’ with their new project, which is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1997 animated feature Hercules.

The Russo brothers are quoted directly in Variety as saying ‘a little bit more experimental in tone, a little bit more experimental in execution,’ and go on to say: ‘Audiences today have been trained by TikTok, right? What is their expectation of what that musical looks like and feels like?’

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports