Actor Kevin Sorbo has a gripe against Sam Raimi, with whom he worked on 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'. And he got a lot off his mind in an interview with Film Stew:
According to Sorbo, "I think I’m a good enough actor that he can put me in a secondary part in one of his feature films. It would be nice if he did that. I think he’s holding a grudge over me."
If this was taking place in Toobworld, Sam Raimi might have a valid reason to keep his distance from Kevin Sorbo - proximity to the gods tends to make some people nervous.
You see, in Earth Prime-Time, the televersion of Kevin Sorbo is not only an actor in a TV series about the legendary demi-god, but he actually IS Hercules. (This was established in an episode of 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.)
Sam Raimi would probably be aware of the legends surrounding Herc - how he was driven to murder his wife and kids, as well as his mentor, the centaur Chiron.
If Raimi found out that Sorbo was in fact the real Hercules, he probably figured that giving direction to such a hot-head might lead to good publicity since they worked together before, but it wasn't worth his possible death and dismemberment.
Hrmmmm..... maybe Sorbo should work with Uwe Boll or Vincent Gallo.....
Just sayin', is all....