The live-action Masters of the Universe remake has been in film limbo for a while now, but it recently got a shot of good news as Noah Centineo was cast as He-Man, the hero of the 1980s Masters of the Universe animated cartoon, Mattel toyline, and motion picture, as well as the 2002 cartoon reboot. Now we know when the Sony production will be released, making the movie a step closer to reality.
According to Variety, the Masters of the Universe live-action film will hit theaters on March 5th, 2021, less than two years away. Directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee, the story will hopefully be a more faithful interpretation of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon than was the 1987 film starring Dolph Lundgren. The cartoon followed the adventures of Prince Adam and his alter ego He-Man as he and such friends as Teela, Orko, Man-at-Arms, and Stratos faced off against the evil Skeletor and his rogue’s gallery of villains for the fate of the planet of Eternia.
Notably, David S. Goyer—whose credits include Man of Steel, The Dark Knight, and Batman Begins—had written a script for the project and will still serve as one of the film’s executive producers. Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have rewritten a script for the production.
Prepare to ride your Battle Cats to Castle Grayskull when Masters of the Universe hits on March 5th, 2021.