News had just come out that Disney has started development on a live-action adaptation of 1997's Hercules, but so far, we have no idea on who is going to direct the project. What's interesting is, there's word going around that Disney wants these MCU directors to take over the project.
As per The DisInsider, the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) are being eyed to direct the live-action adaptation of Hercules. What's more, it's said that the duo have expressed great interest in the source material, and could be up for the part.
We don't really know how legitimate this consideration is, but the Russos would be solid choice to get everyone onboard for Hercules. Besides being able to direct spectacular action sequences, they also have a good hand at comedy, and I think the movie has to strike that balance.
Other directors being considered for the job are Gore Verbinski and Jon Favreau. Personally, I would want Verbinski to land the job among the two other choices. He has a really good command of spectacle and visuals, and I think that the Pirates films still look better than the last two Avengers films. Besides that, Favreau already directed Jungle Book and The Lion King, so I want Disney to give someone else a chance at the helm this time.
It's also worth noting that I would prefer the Russos get to work on the Community movie before this one. Fans have been waiting too long, and interest in the film is higher than ever.
We don't know when Disney's adaptation of Hercules comes out, but Mulan is set to hit theaters July 24.