In a recent interview with Variety, the Russo brother confirmed that their take on the 1997 animated feature will be “a little bit more experimental in tone, a little bit more experimental in execution.” He brought up the fact that there can be issues in translating the film into a musical, adding, “Audiences today have been trained by TikTok, right? What is their expectation of what that musical looks like and feels like? That can be a lot of fun and help us push the boundaries a little bit on how you execute a modern musical.”
Joe and Anthony Russo are helming the musical with director Guy Ritchie, who also led the Aladdin live-action remake of 2019. Joe called Ritchie “perfect” for the project “because he has penchant for experimentation.”
Stay tuned for more info on the musical.