Ratner's last feature film was 2007's Rush Hour 3 and we've since been taunted with many potential follow-ups for the guy (including that mean tease about the Hobbit), though mostly he's appeared to be concentrating on producing -- and attempting to make Bollywood flicks more accessible to American audiences. With his link to Hercules, though, it's clear he's been wanting some kind of swords-and-sandals epic to get behind. Can he handle the Roman demigod?
Well, let's think in terms of pleasing the mythology crowd. As I noted three years ago when this Millenium Films version was announced, there hasn't really ever been a great Hercules movie. But you know they're going to at least aim for something on par with the new Clash of the Titans and its fast-tracked sequel, as well as the equally similar Odyssey adaptation set up at Warner Bros. Ratner's Hercules probably won't be some cheap thing with a bodybuilder cast as the lead. But are there any good actors with a body big and muscular enough for the role? Because no matter who is in the director's chair for this, it mostly only depends on the person playing the hero.