With superhero franchises and Transformers films remaining box office hits, it’s no surprise to learn that a Masters Of The Universe movie is in the works. Sony Pictures and Mattel are developing a film based on the toy line and animated series from the 1980s, and they have found their He-Man.
Noah Centineo has been tapped for the role. He’s coming off an impressive 2018 where he broke the hearts of many with roles in the romcoms To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Must Die. He’s certainly got the leading man looks, but this role will be vastly different from the kind of good-natured charmer he portrayed last year.
The original Masters Of The Universe animated series ran between 1983 and 1985, and took place on the magical planet of Eternia. The show followed Prince Adam, an heir to the planet’s throne, who possessed the Power Sword, a weapon with the power to transform him into the most powerful person in the universe – He-Man.
He perennially did battle with the evil Skeletor, and the series quickly became a hit for both its unique ideas and camp presentation. It will be fascinating to see how this big screen adaptation is pulled off. Centineo is not exactly a household name right now, but this is no doubt his biggest role to date.
David S. Goyer wrote an early draft of the screenplay, before Iron Man duo Matt Holloway and Art Marcum did some work on it. They are now attached as co-writers. Aaron and Adam Nee (The Last Romantic) will direct the film. There’s currently no release date set, and with Centineo cast, attention will turn to will play Skeletor opposite him.