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    Live-action Hercules faces fan backlash after it was described as ‘experimental’ and TikTok inspired | Daily Mail Online

    Disney’s live-action Hercules is already facing fan backlash after producer Joe Russo revealed new details about the film in an interview with Variety.

    According to Russo, the Guy Ritchie-directed feature will be ‘more experimental’ than past live-action adaptations and inspired by TikTok.

    Soon after the interview was published, fans of the beloved 1997 animated film took to Twitter to voice their dismay — with many predicting the reimagining will be a total ‘disaster.’

    Backlash: Disney’s live-action Hercules is already facing fan backlash after producer Joe Russo revealed new details about the film in an interview with Variety

    ‘[Hercules will be] a little bit more experimental in tone, a little bit more experimental in execution,’ Russo told the outlet.

    ‘I think they’re excited to see what we can all bring to it in a way that isn’t just a reinterpretation of the animated film.’

    Russo says Ritchie, who directed Disney’s live-action Aladdin in 2019, is up to the task because ‘he has penchant for experimentation.’

    Along with being animated, 1997’s Hercules was also a musical with most of the songs performed by a female Greek chorus. 

    Russo confirmed that the upcoming live-action film will be a ‘modern musical’ inspired by TikTok, which is a short-form video sharing platform.

     TikTok-inspired: According to Russo (left), the Guy Ritchie-directed feature will be ‘more experimental’ than past live-action adaptations and inspired by TikTok. Russo says Ritchie (right), who directed Disney’s live-action Aladdin in 2019, is up to the task because ‘he has penchant for experimentation’

    ‘There are questions about how you translate it as a musical. Audiences today have been trained by TikTok, right?’ he said. ‘What is their expectation of what that musical looks like and feels like? That can be a lot of fun and help us push the boundaries a little bit on how you execute a modern musical.’

    Being that Hercules has a cult following, the thought of ‘experimentation’ and ‘TikTok’ playing major roles in the live-action film’s execution rubbed many fans the wrong way.

    ‘Once again, instead of focusing on making a great movie, we are turning attention to a quick flash of social media popularity,’ tweeted one disappointed fan.

    ‘Oh this is going to be a disaster,’ another lamented while re-sharing Variety’s piece with their own followers.

    Disaster: Soon after the interview was published, fans of the beloved 1997 animated film took to Twitter to voice their dismay — with many predicting the reimagining will be a ‘disaster’

    Again! ‘Once again, instead of focusing on making a great movie, we are turning attention to a quick flash of social media popularity,’ tweeted one disappointed fan

    After reading Russo’s comments about the reimagining, one Twitter user wrote: ‘sweet jesus this is hell’

    After reading Russo’s comments about the reimagining, one Twitter user wrote: ‘sweet jesus this is hell’

    Including an iconic clip of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott from NBC’s The Office, one fan wrote: ‘Oh no. Oh no. Oh no no no no no….’

    ‘This sounds…..I must stress this …. absolutely sh**,’ another put bluntly. 

    One person joked that Russo saying ‘audiences today have been trained by TikTok’ sounded like the ‘premise of a horror film.’

    ‘ANOTHER one ruined,’ tweeted another fan, who was taking a jab at past live-action interpretations of beloved Disney animated features like The Lion King (2019) and Beauty And The Beast (2017).

    Horror film: One person joked that Russo saying ‘audiences today have been trained by TikTok’ sounded like the ‘premise of a horror film’

    Ruined? ‘ANOTHER one ruined,’ tweeted another fan, who was taking a jab at past live-action interpretations of beloved Disney animated features

    ‘potentially worst movie ever made incoming,’ read another brutal tweet

    ‘potentially worst movie ever made incoming,’ read another brutal tweet. 

    It was revealed in 2020 that Disney had plans to produce a live-action adaptation of the 1997 animated classic Hercules.

    Variety confirmed earlier this year that Ritchie would helm the project.

    David Callaham penned the screenplay’s first draft and Richie is said to be ‘currently working on his own pass,’ according to the outlet. 

    Live-action: It was revealed in 2020 that Disney had plans to produce a live-action adaptation of the 1997 animated classic Hercules

    Confirmed: Variety confirmed earlier this year that Ritchie would helm the project; Ritchie seen in 2017

    Classic: Disney’s 1997 animated Hercules romp was an update on the Greek classic, starring Tate Donovan as Hercules, James Woods as Hades, and Danny DeVito as beloved satyr pal Phil

    The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo, will produce the film under their production company, AGBO.

    Disney’s 1997 animated Hercules romp was an update on the Greek classic, starring Tate Donovan as Hercules, James Woods as Hades, and Danny DeVito as beloved satyr pal Phil.

    It featured favorite songs like Zero To Hero, I Won’t Say I’m In Love, Go The Distance and The Gospel Truth, which were written by veteran Disney composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, and orchestrated by Daniel Troob and Michael Starobin.

    Despite positive reviews the film didn’t excel at the box office, earning $252.7 million in box office revenue worldwide.

    Despite positive reviews the film didn’t excel at the box office, earning $252.7 million in box office revenue worldwide

    Live-action Hercules faces fan backlash after it was described as ‘experimental’ and TikTok inspired

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