Disney's Hercules live-action movie from Avengers' Russo brothers lines up director

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Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic - Getty Images
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After transforming the live-action Aladdin into a billion-dollar box office success, Guy Ritchie is returning to Disney to direct their live-action adaptation of Hercules.

The Gentleman filmmaker will be overseeing the movie with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe & Anthony Russo producing under their production company AGBO (via Deadline). Disney is also looking for writers following Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984 and Shang-Chi), penning the first draft.

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Photo credit: Disney

Ritchie has recently been shooting a Jake Gyllenhaal-led untitled action-thriller that STX sold to MGM and Amazon. Additionally, the Brit wrote, directed and exec-produced Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, starring Jason Statham.

As for the Russo brothers, they've got a busy slate as they've been announced to produce an animated adaptation of Superfudge, based on one of Judy Blume's best-selling 1980's children's books.

Meanwhile, the Marvel duo are currently filming Extraction 2, the Chris Hemsworth-led sequel to the Netflix action flick. Plus, the release of Amazon multi-series Citadel, with The Warriors, Exit West, The Bluff, Quantum and Woody and Past Midnight are all under development.

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Photo credit: Netflix

Sticking with the streaming service, the next project we'll see the duo directed is the highly-anticipated The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.

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