Prepare for more big screen battles in the land of Eternia, because Sony Pictures has set a 2019 release date for a new Masters of the Universe movie.

According to multiple sources, including Box Office Mojo, the new Masters of the Universe movie is scheduled to come out on December 18th, 2019 from Sony.

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 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).

The new Masters of the Universe movie was going to be directed by McG (Terminator Salvation, 2000's Charlie's Angels), but according to EW, the filmmaker is no longer set to helm the reboot, and while another director for the project has yet to be named, it's been revealed that David S. Goyer (Blade II, Man of Steel) is now penning the script.

It's not yet known who will play He-Man, Skeletor, or other memorable characters in the new film, but 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 live-action film below.

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