Josh Gad Weighs In On a Hercules Sequel And On Casting Ariana Grande In the Role of Megara
As we previously reported here at MickeyBlog, rumors have been swirling regarding a live-action production of the Disney animated film Hercules. The project seems to have gained momentum in recent weeks with the Russo brothers apparently signing on to produce.
Though it’s too early for casting, the internet has been abuzz with fans chiming in on who should be cast for the film. Though there are many differing options on the matter, one that seems to have a TON of support behind it is Ariana Grande in the role of Meg in the film.
Earlier this week much-loved Disney star Josh Gad (who is the voice of loveable snowman Olaf in the Frozen franchise, sat down with for interview with Variety and was asked his thoughts about this seemingly popular casting choice.
“She would amazing as Meg, she would be perfect, I would love to see that happen,” Gad told Variety in the interview.
And what about Gad himself? The actor has remained a constant in the Disney-sphere with both Frozen films, the At Home With Olaf short series, an upcoming role in Artemis Fowl which debuts next month on Disney+ and a potential remake of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? He didn’t seem too keen on the prospect.
Having already played Le Fou in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the actor said, “I am good, I feel like I definitely have had and continue to have an incredible run of projects with the Disney company, but I don’t think anyone wants to see me take on yet another role in a live-action remake of an animated movie.” He added, “I personally think they should just cast Danny DeVito again, that seems to me the best option.”
Gad recently appeared on Disney Family Singalong for a rendition of Gaston with Luke Evans. As we previously reported here at MickeyBlog, the Singalong will be returning with new performances for Mother’s Day. You can find out more here.
You can check out Grande’s performance during the Disney Family Singalong here and let us know what you think! Would she make a good Megara?
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