While we have already seen one Hercules movie this year, with the very disappointing The Legend of Hercules, we do have another Hercules film on the way and, fortunately for us, this one does actually look quite exciting. As well as seeing Dwayne Johnson in the role of Hercules, we also get to see some stunning models making their big screen movie debuts.
Hercules will see supermodel Barbara Palvin in the role of Antimache, while we will also see Irina Shayk in the role of Megara. With the release of Hercules just around the corner, Irina has been talking about her role in the movie and, in particular, how her name actually comes from ancient Greek.
Shayk was chatting in the new issue of Maxim magazine, when she explained to them, "Greek mythology! Irina is a Greek name, so I think: Maybe it’s destiny?.” This is very true, as Irina comes from the word εἰρήνη, Irina which actually means "Peace". As far as her character Megara in Hercules is concerned, she is the eldest daughter of the King of Thebes, Creon. Megara is offered to Hercules by her father Creon, as a prize for helping to defend Thebes from the Minyans.
As well as starring Irina Shayk, Dwayne Johnson and Barbara Palvin, the strong Hercules cast also includes the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, John Hur, Ian McShane, Joseph Fienne, Rufus Sewelland Ingrid Bolsø Berdal. Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner and will open on July 25 in both the US and the UK.
Check out Irina Shayk and co. in the Hercules movie trailer below.