Who will play Hercules in a marvel movie?

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#1 Edited by dewboy01 (1876 posts) - - Show Bio

My choice will be John Cena or Dwayne Johnson.

#2 Posted by Wolfrazer (6481 posts) - - Show Bio

Arnold Schwarzenegger, if he was still acting and younger.  Hello Mr. Universe at age 20 and then Mr. Olympia, the guy was ripped way back he would play the part perfect. Actually still looks in good shape for being in his 60's.

#3 Posted by PrinceIMC (5421 posts) - - Show Bio
@dewboy01 said:
My choice will be Joe Manganiello.
This is the only answer. And he's got a Marvel movie pedigree cuz he was Flash Thompson in the first Spider-Man movie.
#4 Posted by D3athstroke (3911 posts) - - Show Bio

No no no please not him

#5 Posted by Wolfrazer (6481 posts) - - Show Bio
@D3athstroke:  Not who?
#6 Posted by D3athstroke (3911 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: Joe Manganiello

#7 Posted by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

Kevin Sorbo

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

It's too bad the best choice had to grow old and die.

Steve Reeves was the person/bodybuilder/actor whom Marvel's Hercules was modeled after and there will never be a better choice.

None of today's actors can even approach, let alone match, Steve Reeves' combination of facial features and physique when it comes to the portrayal of Hercules.

#9 Posted by beautifulrevery (1507 posts) - - Show Bio

@PrinceIMC said:

@dewboy01 said:
My choice will be Joe Manganiello.
This is the only answer. And he's got a Marvel movie pedigree cuz he was Flash Thompson in the first Spider-Man movie.

I third Joe. He's got the physique. The somewhat aged look and with a little make up he could look like Herc does in the comics. Not to mention he's a halfway decent actor based on his showings with supernatural beings.

#10 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: I am forever at awe at your dictionary like knowledge of Hercules.

#11 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@PowerHerc: I am forever at awe at your dictionary like knowledge of Hercules.

And I am in forever in your debt for such a flattering compliment. :D

#12 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2633 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

It's too bad the best choice had to grow old and die.

Steve Reeves was the person/bodybuilder/actor whom Marvel's Hercules was modeled after and there will never be a better choice.

None of today's actors can even approach, let alone match, Steve Reeves' combination of facial features and physique when it comes to the portrayal of Hercules.

This man speaks the truth!!!

Anyway as for the Marvel Herc movie. While it would be easy for Marvel to do a Hercules movie considering that he's already a household name, they would need to do something a LOT different with him to make the movie different from Thor. I see it like this,

Herc has decided to come back to Earth because news of the Avengers exploits has reached Olympus. He thinks life on Olympus to be dull and boring and goes to Earth to find adventure and battle like his mortal days on Earth. Really it's a good a set up as any, with Herc trying to find a great adventure and trying to prove to the modern world he's a god.

#13 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Anyway as for the Marvel Herc movie. While it would be easy for Marvel to do a Hercules movie considering that he's already a household name, they would need to do something a LOT different with him to make the movie different from Thor. I see it like this,

Herc has decided to come back to Earth because news of the Avengers exploits has reached Olympus. He thinks life on Olympus to be dull and boring and goes to Earth to find adventure and battle like his mortal days on Earth. Really it's a good a set up as any, with Herc trying to find a great adventure and trying to prove to the modern world he's a god.

I like that set-up; It would work fine in a future "Avengers" movie.

Something I'd like to see added to and used in the scenario you described is having part of Hercules motivation being an urge to test his strength against the Hulk.

If Hercules were to be a character in a future "Thor" movie, I think the same or similar set-up and motivations would work to bring Hercules and Thor into contact.

#14 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2633 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

I like that set-up; It would work fine in a future "Avengers" movie.

Something I'd like to see added to and used in the scenario you described is having part of Hercules motivation being an urge to test his strength against the Hulk.

If Hercules were to be a character in a future "Thor" movie, I think the same or similar set-up and motivations would work to bring Hercules and Thor into contact.

Yeah like Herc hearing that Hulk is being called the "Strongest One there is" and naturally sees this as an interesting challenge as no other mortal, save himself in his demigod days, has held claim to that title.

#15 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Yeah like Herc hearing that Hulk is being called the "Strongest One there is" and naturally sees this as an interesting challenge as no other mortal, save himself in his demigod days, has held claim to that title.

Exactly!

#16 Edited by Wolfrazer (6481 posts) - - Show Bio
@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@PowerHerc said:

I like that set-up; It would work fine in a future "Avengers" movie.

Something I'd like to see added to and used in the scenario you described is having part of Hercules motivation being an urge to test his strength against the Hulk.

If Hercules were to be a character in a future "Thor" movie, I think the same or similar set-up and motivations would work to bring Hercules and Thor into contact.

Yeah like Herc hearing that Hulk is being called the "Strongest One there is" and naturally sees this as an interesting challenge as no other mortal, save himself in his demigod days, has held claim to that title.

The problem with that is, if they have Herc and Hulk fighting. There will be a huge amounts of complaining and what not on both sides, if either Herc or Hulk wins. For Hercules, he is pretty much known around the world, his story is well known, his name is pretty much the definition of strength, so therefore those who don't read the comics of Hulk will only really see him as some strong green guy. Whereas your gonna have Hulk fans complain, that if Herc wins about how could the strongest one there is lose to someone else in a brawl, and then they will go off on all of Hulk's different incarnations and all that noise. 
 
 
Unless of course the fight would end in a draw, I don't see it getting a good reception for either side.
#17 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2633 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: Well nothing is saying Hulk even has to be in the movie, or even called Hulk by Hercules. He could just say he's looking for "The Green One who claims he is the Strongest One there is" and have him encounter some other thing such as maybe Ares planning something or even have him on the run from SHIELD for causing some super powered property damage by accident and teaming up with Amadeus Cho in an action buddy movie.

#18 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@PowerHerc said:

I like that set-up; It would work fine in a future "Avengers" movie.

Something I'd like to see added to and used in the scenario you described is having part of Hercules motivation being an urge to test his strength against the Hulk.

If Hercules were to be a character in a future "Thor" movie, I think the same or similar set-up and motivations would work to bring Hercules and Thor into contact.

Yeah like Herc hearing that Hulk is being called the "Strongest One there is" and naturally sees this as an interesting challenge as no other mortal, save himself in his demigod days, has held claim to that title.

The problem with that is, if they have Herc and Hulk fighting. There will be a huge amounts of complaining and what not on both sides, if either Herc or Hulk wins. For Hercules, he is pretty much known around the world, his story is well known, his name is pretty much the definition of strength, so therefore those who don't read the comics of Hulk will only really see him as some strong green guy. Whereas your gonna have Hulk fans complain, that if Herc wins about how could the strongest one there is lose to someone else in a brawl, and then they will go off on all of Hulk's different incarnations and all that noise. Unless of course the fight would end in a draw, I don't see it getting a good reception for either side.

Yes, I agree that a Hercules vs Hulk battle could generate a bit of controversy but it's likely that, in true Marvel fashion, their fight would indeed end in a draw.

#19 Posted by bart316 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

My top two choices would be either Joe Manganiello or Kellan Lutz. Both have the size, physique and acting chops to pull it off.

#20 Posted by UltraBiel (328 posts) - - Show Bio

Joe Manganiello as Hercules?

This what dreams are made of...*.*

#21 Posted by Bo88gdan (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

Lou Ferrigno

#22 Posted by Anzendenai (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Kevin Sorbo

#23 Edited by Efeildan (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I found this page looking for some comment about the resemblance between Hercules and Joe Manganiello so my vote is for him =)

#25 Posted by Efeildan (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup... Just a little more muscular mass and definition and he's done...

#26 Posted by Teerack (5844 posts) - - Show Bio

For me the appeal of Herc comes from how funny and light heated he is most of the time, so I think John Krasinski would be a great choice

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#27 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack:

If he could bulk up sufficiently I could see him being a comedic kinda Hercules.

#28 Edited by Josiah_Cullins (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Theres a Hercules movie coming out next year but it isnt Matvel and Dwayne Jhonson is playing him

#29 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

If Henry Cavill wasn't already Superman for DC he could've made a decent Hercules for Marvel.

#30 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: That's exactly what I thought during that scene.

#31 Edited by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Edited by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc: That's exactly what I thought during that scene.

I knew I couldn't be the only person who thought it. :)

This would lead to a Superman Hercules crossover.........

Not if Cavill played both characters.

Twas a joke

Did you realize that both actors he have played both these characters extremely well both have the same last name

Steve Reeves, Christopher Reeves.........

#35 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc: That's exactly what I thought during that scene.

I knew I couldn't be the only person who thought it. :)

This would lead to a Superman Hercules crossover.........

Not if Cavill played both characters.

Twas a joke

Did you realize that both actors he have played both these characters extremely well both have the same last name

Steve Reeves, Christopher Reeves.........

Yeah, I had realized that but Christopher's last name was Reeve, without an "s" at the end.

#36 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc: That's exactly what I thought during that scene.

I knew I couldn't be the only person who thought it. :)

This would lead to a Superman Hercules crossover.........

Not if Cavill played both characters.

Twas a joke

Did you realize that both actors he have played both these characters extremely well both have the same last name

Steve Reeves, Christopher Reeves.........

Yeah, I had realized that but Christopher's last name was Reeve, without an "s" at the end.

Oh my bad but still similar it's convenient :p

#37 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642:

Yes, they are similar.

Did you know the name of the actor whom played Superman in the 1950's television show was named George Reeves?

#38 Edited by HeckTate (1186 posts) - - Show Bio

The most underrated actor of all time: Dolph Lundgren.

#39 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642:

Yes, they are similar.

Did you know the name of the actor whom played Superman in the 1950's television show was named George Reeves?

Yes I did know but it must have slipped my mind.

I found Henry Cavill to be a fantastic Superman easily the best since Christopher Reeves as good if not better IMO

#40 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642:

Yes, they are similar.

Did you know the name of the actor whom played Superman in the 1950's television show was named George Reeves?

Yes I did know but it must have slipped my mind.

I found Henry Cavill to be a fantastic Superman easily the best since Christopher Reeves as good if not better IMO

Cavill is a great Superman!

#41 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: Glad we finally had one who could match Christopher Reeve, Tom Weilling and Brandon Routh were good but paled in comparison to Christopher and Henry Cavill.

#42 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: Glad we finally had one who could match Christopher Reeve, Tom Weilling and Brandon Routh were good but paled in comparison to Christopher and Henry Cavill.

I agree. I liked Welling in Smallville but I doubt he would've done as good a job as Cavill did.

#43 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: Cavill is alot better than Weilling that's not a knock on Weilling by any means but compared to Cavill there's no contest.

#44 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: Cavill is alot better than Weilling that's not a knock on Weilling by any means but compared to Cavill there's no contest.

Agree 100%. Welling is good. Cavill is better. A lot better.

#45 Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@theincrediblesuperhulk8642 said:

@powerherc: Cavill is alot better than Weilling that's not a knock on Weilling by any means but compared to Cavill there's no contest.

Agree 100%. Welling is good. Cavill is better. A lot better.

Yep :)

#46 Edited by superfan_dc_mu (207 posts) - - Show Bio

I would pick Henry Cavill. The guy did excellent on Superman, why not Hercules? Not like Marvel and DC are planning a Superman/Hercules crossover.

To add to the whole Hercules vs Hulk thing above, I think that would play out as an awesome Episode in the Avengers Assemble Cartoon where Hulk is more intelligent than his movie counter part. However as far as a Movie, I can't see Marvel doing anything between the two that would be significantly different than what they had Thor and Hulk do in the Avengers Movie.

As far as who should win such an Encounter, well, that depends on circumstance. If Hercules were to fight Hulk to win in a Scenario like Abomination or Thor fought him in the movies (Recently changed from Banner to Hulk), I personally think it should be a hefty stomp for Hercules (if he was there to give Hulk a beating). Personally I would prefer Hercules to be like a Stat for Stat equal with World War Hulk (Hulk Incarnation, not how Hercules was displayed in the World War Hulk Series), possibly even a bit (a bit) better as far as comics go.

On a somewhat related Note, I would love like a Hybrid Hercules of Marvels Hercules (personality), and DC's (Power). I think that would be incredible, and I hope if/when DC introduced Heracles in New 52, they make him how he was suppose to be made. By that I mean, like the Ancient Equivalent of Superman and not some egotistical super strong rapist >.>

#47 Posted by MaccyD (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

Nicolas Cage

#48 Edited by westy206 (602 posts) - - Show Bio

When ever I think of a Marvel Hercules film I always picture the opening scene of Gerard Butler laying in a bed quilt covering his modesty and an alarm goes of he wakes up and smashes it and the cabinet it's on with barely a touch (just to let the audience know he has his powers) slowly gets up you notice he had a girl in the bed he puts on his skirt and brushes his teeth.

I think this would indicate he's been on earth for a while and instead of trying to explain he's from Olympus and so on that could slowly be worked out by the audience as it goes on. It shouldn't be a origins type story, straight in to it.

Any way I think he's just enjoying life and he's a little depressed there is no monster to slay so all he does is drink and womanise then some point he sees the news of the avengers in New York and he gets excited and decides to become a "hero" again. Don't know who the best villain would be for this, any ideas?

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#49 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

@westy206:

I like your idea. Butler would be a good choice to play Marvel's Hercules.

#50 Posted by danhimself (22492 posts) - - Show Bio

@westy206:

I like your idea. Butler would be a good choice to play Marvel's Hercules.

I was actually coming in to this thread to recommend that but for the life of me I couldn't think of his name...I just kept picturing the dude from 300 in my head

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