It is looking like the next few years will be all about the Masters of the Universe. Two projects are now in development. To start the door will be Kevin Smith’s reimagining of the classic toy line and cartoon, Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
That will be a Netflix animated show boasting the vocal talents of Mark Hamill as Skeletor and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, together with supporting roles played by Henry Rollins, Kevin Conroy, Tony Todd, and Alicia Silverstone. Smith’s series will act as a sequel.
The other project, meanwhile, is still a full-scale live-action Masters of the Universe movie from Sony Pictures. This will celebrity Noah Centineo as He-Man/Prince Adam will be directed by Aaron and Adam Nee and has a script by Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.
But while the Netflix series is currently sticking very near the original cartoon, it sounds like the movie and the story will diverge.
Sources close to WGTC — the very same ones who said Transformers is being rebooted and National Treasure 3 is in development, both of which have been confirmed — tell us He-Man and Skeletor will be brothers at the series.
And this might be a hint that they are taking inspiration in the books that released together with the collection of toys.
In these, Skeletor and He-Man possessed one half each of the Power Saver, if they’re united with its true power being unlocked.
Incidentally, the idea of Skeletor and He-Man was hinted in a tie-in book to the original cartoon, which stated that Skeletor was Prince Keldor. Perhaps Keldor and Adam will wind up as brothers in this new movie?
In any case, the job is a way off yet. Masters of the Universe was initially scheduled to shoot in July 2019 to launch this summer but has been pushed back to March 2021. If they are still targeting expect to hear more about it rather soon.