Disney recently confirmed that the Russo Brothers (Marvel) are producing a live-action version of Hercules which will be a fun movie to imaginary cast but it also made me think as much as I enjoy the live-action updates they could be more interesting, a little more out there, so here are the 5 I wish they would make.
But instead of the same old thing have Snow White as the middle-aged widowed (or divorced from Prince Charming) Queen. She’s dealing with an evolving Kingdom and maybe just to keep the fairy tale element she remarries and gets a wicked stepchild!
Merida Joins Marvel
Okay this is more a cross-over event and we’re not live-actioning the Pixar movies yet but she’d be the Princess that made the most sense (Elsa would be in the X-Men.)
Of course the argument could be made their already Kate Bishop and Emma Frost. But I still think it would be fun. She could go to college with Peter!
Tiana the Romance Novelist
They could do the Enchanted with her push her into live-action and make her a romance/self-help novelist. Kissed too Many Frogs? I Have the Answer for that in my New Best Seller…
How to Find the Frog that’s Actually a Prince.
Rapunzel in the 99
Actually they are apparently doing a live action Rapunzel update to and I don’t really have any ideas here except to include Cassandra from The Tangled Series (so cute! I’m basically going between that and Brooklyn 99 these days and oh…)
Andy Samberg could easily be Flynn’s long-lost brother! So just a Rapunzel Detective movie!
This was just mostly to put in my casting hope for Samara Weaving as Rapunzel 🙂
Okay, so maybe this is more of a catch all for live-action remakes but sci-fi one of these things. What about Belle as a futuristic librarian who falls in love with a Murderbot style part cyborg?
Or like the 12 Dancing Princesses but in space?
So hopefully the Russo’s will come up with something fun for Hercules (and someone more interesting to cast than Chris Hemsworth though he really would be perfect!) but maybe the live action versions of these movies will get a little more interesting in the future?