MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Reboot Shoots This Summer
Sony’s big-budget reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe with Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) was set to be released in March 2021. But that might not happen now as the powers that be over at Sony recently removed it from its schedule.
That said, today we have word that shooting should start this summer.
Centineo was just interviewed by Harpers Bazaar who writes: “For the Masters of the Universe, Centineo, in preparation to play He-Man, bulked up 30 pounds of muscle last year, only to then shed the weight because production pushed filming back to this summer.”
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The original flick begins when the evil Skeletor finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key and becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by teenagers Julie and Kevin. Now both He-Man and Skeletor’s forces arrive on Earth searching for the potent weapon.
Dolph Lundgren starred as He-Man with Frank Langella as Skeletor. Courteney Cox joined them as Julie Winston with Barry Livingston as Charlie, James Tolkan as Detective Hugh Lubic, Christina Pickles as Sorceress, Meg Foster as Evil-Lyn, Chelsea Field as Teela, Jon Cypher as Man-At-Arms, Billy Barty as Gwildor, Anthony De Longis as Blade, Tony Carroll as Beast Man, Pons Maar as Saurod, and Robert Towers as Karg. Peter Brooks narrated.
It was directed by Gary Goddard and produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, and Edward R. Pressman from a screenplay written by David Odell (The Dark Crystal, Supergirl) based on toys by Mattel. Bill Conti provided the score. Cannon Films released it back on August 7, 1987.
Rated PG for adult situations, language and violence Masters of the Universe has a 17% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: “Masters of the Universe is a slapdash adaptation of the He-Man mythos that can’t overcome its cynical lack of raison d’etre, no matter how admirably Frank Langella throws himself into the role of Skeletor.”