Masters of the Universe movie has the power at Netflix with Kyle Allen to star

Masters of the Universe movie, Kyle Allen, He-Man, Netflix

Netflix‘s live-action Masters of the Universe movie finally has the power after casting Kyle Allen in the lead role. The Nee Brothers are your directors for the feature, which hopes to move into production this summer. Aaron Nee and Adam Nee also wrote the screenplay alongside David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will produce.

Allen will star as He-Man in the film. He-Man, aka Prince Adam, is the heir to the throne of the planet Eternia. Thanks to his magical Power Sword, Prince Adam can transform into He-Man to defend his kingdom and Castle Grayskull from the evil sorcerer Skeletor and his band of minions.

The franchise last graced the big screen back in 1987 for Masters of the Universe, which saw Dolph Lundgren (Creed II) playing He-Man and Frank Langella (The Americans) playing Skeletor. The film was a critical and commercial failure at the time, but over the years, has come to be viewed as a cult classic.

The Masters of the Universe movie was originally set up at Sony, with Black Adam‘s Noah Centineo starring as He-Man. No reason was given as to why Centineo eventually left the project, though the pandemic could have played a key role.

Netflix already plays home to two successful animated series based on the property – Masters of the Universe: Revalation and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Each has been embraced by fans of their targeted demographic, with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe set to launch a second season.

Now that Netflix’s Masters of the Universe movie has found its He-Man, it’s only a matter of time before we know who’s playing Skeletor. Speaking of Mr. Angry Bones, how do you think he’ll be represented in the film? Will Netflix’s makeup department use prosthetics and practical effects, or will he be entirely made out of CGI? I hope Netflix decides to take an old-school approach to the villain.

What characters are you hoping will show up in Netflix’s Masters of the Universe movie? Are you excited for Allen to step into the role of He-Man? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.