Prepare for more big screen battles in the land of Eternia, because Sony Pictures has set a 2021 release date for a new Masters of the Universe movie.
According to multiple sources, including Variety, the new Masters of the Universe movie is scheduled to come out on March 5th, 2021 from Sony. Long in development, the film was at one point scheduled to come out in 2019.
Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers) are now expected to direct Masters of the Universe from a new screenplay draft by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (David S. Goyer had previously worked on the script).
Noah Centineo (The Perfect Date, To All the Boys I've Loved Before) will play the iconic warrior He-Man, although it's not yet known who will play his nemesis, Skeletor.
Originally launched by Mattel in the early ’80s as an action figure line, the Masters of the Universe franchise follows a character called Prince Adam, aka He-Man, who bands together with fellow warriors to defend Castle Grayskull from the sinister sorcerer Skeletor and his tenacious followers.
The characters of the action figure line came to life in Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series in the ’80s, followed by a 1987 live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Prince Adam / He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor (see above).
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. For those who are unfamiliar with the fantasy franchise, we have the opening theme from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the trailer for the live-action film below.