Sony Pictures and Mattel Films have scheduled ‘Masters of the Universe’ to be released on March 5, 2021, after bumping it from December of this year (since, y’know, they haven’t even started making it yet). The film will be released under Sony’s subsidiary Columbia Pictures. Heartthrob Noah Centineo is signed on to play lead champion He-Man, with twin brothers Aaron and Adam Nee co-directing, and working on the screenplay with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Davis S. Goyer, who was at one time attached to direct, serves as an executive producer.
In this new release date, ‘Masters of the Universe’ will do battle with Fox’s animated ‘Nimona’, and an undisclosed film from Universal.
Not much is known about this movie at this point. It is based on the popular toy brand from the ’80s, which also spawned a hit animated TV series. The brand has been reinvented a few times over the years and remains a strong favorite among nostalgic Gen-Xers.
He-Man is also Prince Adam of the planet Eternia, a realm where futuristic science and sorcery co-exist. Using the Power Sword, Adam channels the “Power of Grayskull” to protect his planet and defend it from the forces of evil, specifically the skull-faced wizard Skeletor.
‘Masters of the Universe’ was previously adapted into a live-action film in 1987, but was a financial and critical flop. Dolph Lundgren portrayed He-Man, with Frank Langella as Skeletor.
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Centineo starred on the TV series ‘The Fosters’, and has become a teen idol due to his youthful romantic comedies on Netflix, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’, ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’, and most recently, ‘The Perfect Date’. He will appear in the upcoming ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot, and is currently filming ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2’.
Are you excited that it looks as though ‘Masters of the Universe’ is actually going to get made?