By the Power of Grayskull, Sony Targets 2021 for Masters of the Universe
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures and Mattel Films have set March 5, 2021 as the new release date for the long-anticipated He-Man film Masters of the Universe. Originally, the film was set to release at Christmas this year, but with no clear signs of the start of production that was never going to happen.
Noah Centineo (the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot) has been tapped for the role of He-Man, though it’s unclear if he will play He-Man’s alter ego, Prince Adam, as well
Dolph Lundgren portrayed He-Man in 1987 for the first Masters of the Universe film. However, the characters date back to 1982, when Mattel debuted the Masters of the Universe toyline. The subsequent He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series made its titular hero into an ’80s icon. A reboot series aired on Cartoon Network in 2002.
Sony has attempted to get a new Masters of the Universe movie into production for several years. Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum rewrote the most recent draft of the film. Aaron and Adam Nee are going to direct the movie, which doesn’t yet have an official start date.