In Ancient Greece 1200 BC, a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules (Kellan Lutz), knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother.
Because of his love for Hebe, he is betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and sold into slavery. Hercules must use his powers to fight his way back through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches in an effort to overthrow the King and restore peace to the kingdom.