Last year, Netflix launched ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’, a reboot of the ’80s cartoon series from Filmation, based on the Mattel toy line. Originally, ‘She-Ra’ was a spin-off from the male-oriented ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’, but the reboot exists on its own, without an existing ‘He-Man’ cartoon. However, that is going to change, as in August, Netflix announced a new ‘Masters of the Universe’ anime series from Kevin Smith, which will act as a sequel to the original Filmation series.
The creator of the new ‘She-Ra’ series, Noelle Stephenson says she wants ‘She-Ra’ to cross over with the new ‘He-Man’ series in a Christmas special, akin to the one that was released back in 1985. At NYCC, she was asked if there were plans to bring the two shows together, to which she replied:
“No, I would love to do a Christmas special crossover. I’m sure it’s going to be in a really totally dope powerhouse style and ours is going to be in our more candy-colored style. I would love to just bring those two styles together and have them celebrate Christmas and teach the power of love while they open presents. But as of yet, they have not contacted me for that.”
‘He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special’ aired in 1985, but despite the title, the main character was He-Man’s foe Skeletor, who found himself having to take care of two children from Earth, and a robotic dog. The special featured cameos by every toy/character from the two different series, but most were silent and simply shown to be in attendance at a party at the end.
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‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ is targeted at all ages, but Smith’s show, ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ is likely to be adults-only. And Stevenson revealed that she had already run into a few hurdles with the overlapping characters from both franchises, when it came time to introduce the character Tung-Lashor, whose original toy was marketed as one of He-Man’s foes, the Snake Men.
“Well, we can’t really call them that for various reasons. We’re trying not to step on any other toes of any other people who might be exploring the Masters of the Universe universe. So we can’t quite refer to them as the Snake Men. I think that Tung Lashor’s gang, we originally called them the Snake Men, but they were like, ‘No, sorry’.”
What do you think? Would you like to see a modern ‘He-Man’/’She-Ra’ crossover, possibly with a Yuletide theme?
Source: Screen Rant