Kyle Allen (West Side Story) has been cast as He-Man in the forthcoming live-action Masters of the Universe reboot.
Allen is set to play an orphan named Adam. Eventually, Adam discovers he’s a prince that is destined to save a land far away from the evil Skeletor. But first, he must learn to hone his powers.
The live-action Masters of the Universe will be directed by The Nee Brothers. They will also co-write the script with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings writer David Callaham. The reboot will be produced by Mattel Studios and Netflix.
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The reboot will likely be out in the summer of 2022.
Netflix already hosts two adaptations of beloved series. The streaming giant has got Kevin Smith’s animated Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which features the voices of Mark Hamill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chris Wood, and Lena Headey.
The show picks up right after the original series ended in 1985. “Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ’80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985,” Smith explains. “This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines.”
In addition to that show, Netflix has a CG-animated series called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.