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Could this be our first look at Battlecat from Masters of the Universe?

03.04.2015

Back in January, Columbia Pictures executive Devon Franklin tweeted an image of the title page to Jeff Wadlow's script for a new take on the 80s cartoon MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Since then, there has not been much news about the film. In the interim, Sony has had some big shake-ups behind the scenes, so it is tough to tell which projects are making progress and which are dead in the water.

Franklin took to Twitter again and responded to fans inquiring about MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and when we can expect to see the movie. Franklin seemed positive that things would progress once meetings with the new Sony leadership take place. He then shared an image of a familiar kitty. Take a look.

I could be wrong, but that looks like it could be Battlecat, He-Man's pet and friend. This, of course, could be fan art or a concept image for the film, but the fact that a producer of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE shared it with the world makes one wonder just how significant this could be. The 1987 feature film starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella did not feature Battlecat, so this would be the first time the animal would grace the big screen.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE played a big part in my childhood. I even liked the movie version we got, but to see a faithful adaptation of the toys using cutting edge effects would be something to behold. Here's hoping the new regime at Sony makes this happen.

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5:37AM on 03/05/2015
I like the look, but is it just me or do his teeth look weird. Maybe I'm looking at the pic wrong, but it looks like he's wearing ill-fitting dentures. I like the rest of the look though.
I like the look, but is it just me or do his teeth look weird. Maybe I'm looking at the pic wrong, but it looks like he's wearing ill-fitting dentures. I like the rest of the look though.
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5:40AM on 03/05/2015
nevermind, now that I look at the pic more closely I see those are the stripes on his mouth.
nevermind, now that I look at the pic more closely I see those are the stripes on his mouth.
2:47AM on 03/05/2015

That's really Battlecat!!

It almost looks too good to be true considering what Hollywood usually throws out when adapting cartoon characters; if everything else on the movie looks like this then Masters of the Universe fans have all reasons to be excited if this really gets made.
It almost looks too good to be true considering what Hollywood usually throws out when adapting cartoon characters; if everything else on the movie looks like this then Masters of the Universe fans have all reasons to be excited if this really gets made.
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1:34AM on 03/05/2015

Show Me Orco or GTFO!!!!

That is all!
That is all!
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10:44PM on 03/04/2015

I have the Power!

Epic. I absolutely lived for He-man growing up. And Battlecat equipped with He-man that had the chest piece that when hit would flip around and look damaged was my favorite toy next to my 12 inch Universal Monsters figures. Man I wish I still had them. I will be there opening day if this ever comes to fruition.
Epic. I absolutely lived for He-man growing up. And Battlecat equipped with He-man that had the chest piece that when hit would flip around and look damaged was my favorite toy next to my 12 inch Universal Monsters figures. Man I wish I still had them. I will be there opening day if this ever comes to fruition.
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8:36PM on 03/04/2015

NIIIICE

Still I've always liked the 80's movie with Lundgren and Cie...
A guilty pleasure of mine, really !
Even though they forgot to put some of the SFX in the DVD (the lights effects of the Cosmic Key when it activates, being the most obvious example).
Still I've always liked the 80's movie with Lundgren and Cie...
A guilty pleasure of mine, really !
Even though they forgot to put some of the SFX in the DVD (the lights effects of the Cosmic Key when it activates, being the most obvious example).
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6:59PM on 03/04/2015
Thats actually pretty impressive looking....*Snarf Snarf*.....
Thats actually pretty impressive looking....*Snarf Snarf*.....
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6:47PM on 03/04/2015
Now that's a Wicked Battlecat.
Now that's a Wicked Battlecat.
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5:48PM on 03/04/2015

By the power of Greyskull!!!

If this is the look they're going for then I am all in.
If this is the look they're going for then I am all in.
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5:27PM on 03/04/2015
There is no doubt that this is Battlecat or a very ripped off version. The mask is the dead giveaway. Now I feel excited for a MOTU movie. You can also see orangish stripes on the arm.
There is no doubt that this is Battlecat or a very ripped off version. The mask is the dead giveaway. Now I feel excited for a MOTU movie. You can also see orangish stripes on the arm.
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4:33PM on 03/04/2015
Ok well fuck me, I'm suddenly way excited for this. That is just pure awesome.
Ok well fuck me, I'm suddenly way excited for this. That is just pure awesome.
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4:26PM on 03/04/2015
Well that's just plain awesome.
Well that's just plain awesome.
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4:09PM on 03/04/2015
I want one! Pull up too work riding that beast,"Oh this is your parking spot.Jog on!"
I want one! Pull up too work riding that beast,"Oh this is your parking spot.Jog on!"
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