The past is back, baby. Everything we loved from the golden decades of yore is getting rebooted, recast, and wonderfully returning to our screens. The latest addition? Netflix and Mattel Films are partnering on a live-action Masters of the Universe film. And the best part is they’ve found the He-Man for their movie.
Nothing gets fans excited like a good casting announcement. And Netflix and Mattel are starting off strong. In a release, they share that West Side Story‘s Kyle Allen will take on the iconic role of He-Man, otherwise known as Prince Adam. According to a release, “In Masters of the Universe, an orphan named Adam discovers he is a prince destined to be the savior of a faraway land and must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force.” Sounds like the beginnings of an excellent action-adventure romp to us.
Mattel’s iconic ’80s franchise is much beloved. And Mattel already partnered with Netflix more than once to delve into the world of He-Man. The two companies worked together on Masters of the Universe: Revelation and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Robbie Brenner, executive producer of Mattel Films, shares:
Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the imaginations of an entire generation of kids with the message of becoming the best version of yourself. With our partners at Netflix, we look forward to showing audiences that anything can happen in Eternia. We are continuing to unlock this global franchise in new ways, and we can’t wait to see Kyle battle it out with Skeletor in this epic live-action saga.
He-Man hasn’t seen a live-action movie since 1987. So all eyes will surely be on this adaptation. Here’s hoping it can capture all the magic of Eternia. By the power of Grayskull, we will it to be so. In the meanwhile, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe season two will release on March 3rd. It will stream on Netflix.