He’s one of the reasons why I point out this movie is hilarious.
YES, I KNOW IT’S NOT THE ORIGINAL FRICKIN’ MYTH. But it can still be good/funny for what it is.
“Mr. Zeus. Mr. High-and-Mighty. Mr. Hey-You-Get-Off-of-My-Cloud.”
Fun Fact: They rewrote most of the dialogue for the part after James Woods auditioned. Many of the oneliners were improvised. The top gif was his greeting to the writers when they were first introduced.
This is true! Everyone they were auditioning for the part were acting all large and scary and “I AM HADES, LORD OF THE UNDERWOOORRRLLLLD” and James Woods was like “fuck it” and walked into the room like “Name is Hades. Lord of the dead. Hi, how ya doin’?”
AND THEY LOVED IT.
James Woods has told Disney he will always reprise this role whenever it arises. He loves the character that much. It’s him in Kingdom Hearts. It’s him in House of Mouse. And he will never give up this role.
In October 2002, a listener of Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM radio show wrote in with a personal story warning listeners about the “sounds of hell” tapes that had been recorded many years before.
The story goes that during a drilling expedition in the 1980’s, Russian geologists had dug somewhere between 7 to 9 miles into the earth where temperatures read near 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The geologists lowered a microphone to record extra data.
What they heard was entirely different from what they had expected.