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Here's What Bruce Campbell Would Look Like As Hades In A Live-Action Hercules

Bruce Campbell is one the most enduring and beloved cult figures in pop culture today. From his star-making role as Ash in the "Evil Dead" series to his hilarious cameo in the MCU as the Pizza Poppa in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," Campbell has remained a fixture in genre cinema and TV. Campbell got his start with director Sam Raimi, as Campbell was the star of Raimi's first film, 1981's "The Evil Dead." He has gone on to star or cameo in almost all of the director's films.

In 1995, Raimi produced the live-action series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," which starred Kevin Sorbo in the titular role. The syndicated show ran for six seasons up until 1999. Campbell also appeared in the show as Autolycus, the king of thieves with a heart of gold. Campbell later reprised the recurring role by crossing over to another Raimi-produced series, "Xena: Warrior Princess." With the announcement of the new "Hercules" live-action movie, fans have wondered what Bruce Campbell might look like if he were cast as Hades.

Rumors swirled that Bruce Campbell would play Hades in the live-action remake

Digital artist @clements.ink posted on his Instagram this look at Bruce Campbell as the character Hades for the live-action reboot of "Hercules." James Woods famously inhabited the role in the 1997 animated Disney classic. As soon as Disney announced production on the live-action adaptation of that version of the film, rumors began swirling that Campbell would be cast as Hades in the film. 

Campbell responded on his Twitter, "Not sure where this inter-web rumor began, but I back it." While there may be no truth to the rumor, Campbell sounds like he'd love to take over the role. In another bit of casting rumors surrounding the film, Danny DeVito, who voiced Phil in the 1997 animated film, told Wired that the studio has to cast him in the new film to reprise his role because, he says in the most Danny DeVito way possible, "I am the live action Hercules." Fans will have to keep speculating as no roles have officially been cast, but it sounds like DeVito and Campbell might be rallying for parts.

Deadline reported that Guy Richie is slated to direct the live-action remake of 1997's "Hercules" after his success with the company on the 2019 remake of "Aladdin." Keeping in the Disney family, the film will be produced by the Russo Brothers, who directed "Avengers: Endgame" for the studio.