80’s cartoon fans will have to keep waiting for a more honorable He-Man and the Masters of the Universe live action adaptation that is more reminiscent of the original television cartoon. Originally set for a release date of Christmas 2020 to March 5th, 2021, this new He-man film will be pushed back for what Sony believes is a more trustworthy franchise.
Now, this is a little annoying considering how large of a He-Man fan I am, but I can understand why Sony would push it back for something a little more “safe”. Although, video game films most often always fail, and I don’t believe Tom Holland’s look is a good choice for Nathan Drake’s chiseled features, I do understand that it is much safer of a choice than He-Man, who has already had a film.
1987 film called “Masters of the Universe” starring Frank Longella, Courtney Cox, and Dolph Lundgren as our main hero. The film was an udder failure, deviating from the source material that made the show and figures such a hit, and opting for this weird multiverse plotline that revolves around He-Man and friends coming to our world.
Yet, this new movie seems that have, potentially, something going for it. It has been in circulation for around 6 years now, since 2014, and has many directors joined on and leave, but now that there is a new finished script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, a new hope has been brought to the project. Sony has even brought in Aaron and Adam Nee signed on to direct, and Noah Centineo to portray He-Man.
Rumors have been floating about that Sony is looking to potentially sell He-Man off to Netflix, which may explain it being delayed once again, but no one knows if this is true. What we do know is that Netflix is looking at some He-Man properties of their own such as a sequel to the original animated series from the 80’s, produced by Kevin Smith, and also another animated show similar to that of the Netflix original series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power“.
But what do you think of Sony postponing He-Man? Do you believe their shouldn’t even be a live-action He-Man film? Do you think he is a relic of an age long forgotten? Or are you excited to see this new live-action film and hoping that Sony will still go through with it? Let us know in the comments below or by leaving a comment on our Facebook or Twitter.