Here’s The New Hercules!

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Dearest Twihards, get ready for Kellan Lutz in Greek demigod form.

The 28-year-old has officially signed on to play Hercules in the upcoming Hercules 3D film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea, Die Hard 2), the big budget flick will begin shooting in Bulgaria in May.

“It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history — and Kellan has exactly that, personality,” Harlin told THR. “He’s not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart.”

Hercules 3D will be Lutz’s second major project since bidding adieu to The Twilight Saga franchise in November, with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2.

The hunky actor will also play the title role in the new animated motion capture version of Tarzan, due for a July release in Germany.

In honor of Kellan Lutz’s new role as Hercules, check out the gallery, above, for some of his best shirtless moments.

What do you think of Kellan’s next project? Do you think he will make a good Hercules?

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