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Hercules is an American musical fantasy comedy film based on the 1997 animated film of the same name.

Plot Summary[]

The film begins at a theater in ancient Greece, where the story of Hercules is being performed. Just as the narrator is doing the introductory monologue, he is suddenly heckled by a few women in the audience, who say that he's making the story boring. They then say they'll tell the story themselves, despite objections about women performing on stage. The five women suddenly surprise everyone when they reveal themselves to be the Muses, "Goddesses of the arts & proclaimers of heroes", & they tell the story of how Zeus came to power & prevented the monstrous Titans from ruling the world.


  • Reyn Robinson as Hercules, the titular protagonist of the film. The son of Zeus and Hera, he is a young man with godlike strength who was kidnapped from his home in Olympus as an infant and stripped of his godhood, and now he must prove himself a true hero in order to have it restored.
    • TBA as Young Hercules
  • David Tennant as "Phil"octetes, a satyr who used to be the trainer of heroes. He had bleak hopes of creating the world's greatest hero, yet his dreams are probably about to come true when Hercules appears in his life.
  • Sam Rockwell as Hades, the main antagonist of the film, the God of the Underworld and Hercules's uncle. It was Hades who had the infant Hercules kidnapped & sent to Earth as part of his conspiracy to overthrow Zeus and rule Olympus.
  • Natalia Dyer as "Meg"ara, a beautiful young woman enthralled by Hades. Originally manipulated by Hades to seduce Hercules and lead him to his own demise, Meg, later on, develops feelings for him.
  • TBA as Zeus, the birth-father of Hercules and ruler of Olympus.
  • TBA as Hera, the birthmother of Hercules and wife of Zeus.
  • The Muses
    • Chyna Ane McClain as Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry & leader of the Muses.
    • TBA as Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy. 
    • TBA as Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance. 
    • TBA as Thalia, the Muse of Comedy. 
    • TBA as Clio, the Muse of History.
  • TBA as Pain, one of Hades's bumbling demonic henchmen.
  • TBA as Panic, one of Hades's bumbling demonic henchmen.
  • Dennis Quaid as Amphitryon, the adoptive father of Hercules.
  • TBA as Alcmene, the adoptive mother of Hercules.
  • The Fates
    • TBA as Clothos, the Fate who spins the thread of life.
    • TBA as Lachesis, the Fate who measures the thread of life.
    • TBA as Atropos, the Fate who cuts the thread of life.
  • Mathew Baynton as Hermes, the messenger of the gods.
  • Martha Douglas-Howe as a Theban civilian.


The music video for the key song of the film, "Go the Distance", will be performed by Gentri.

Differences from the 1997 film[]

  • The original film begins in what appears to be a modern-day museum, while the remake begins at a theater in Ancient Greece.
  • Like in the 1997 film, in the end, Hercules chooses to stay on Earth with Meg. In the remake, not only does Zeus & Hera accept Hercules's decision, but they tell him that he & Meg may return to Olympus together once they reach the end of their mortal lives.