For 35 years, boys and girls have been enjoying the adventures of He-Man, a well-spoken and compassionate barbarian on an alien planet who defends the realm from a skeleton man with a magic sword. Yes, Masters of the Universe seems rather silly, but there’s no joking about those legions of fans, all of whom have been patiently waiting for some far off release date for their favourite 80s franchise that seems to only ever get further into the future, not closer. Well, here’s some good news. Masters of the Universe now finally has a firm release date! It’s going to be a Christmas present to all in just two more years. 

According to Exhibitor Relations, December 18, 2019 will be the day we finally get another He-Man movie, more than 32 years after the original Cannon Masters of the Universe movie starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella,  Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, James Tolkan and Billy Barty opened and helped bankrupt a studio.

This new Masters of the Universe has been in some form of development hell or over for 10 years at various studios and production companies. John Woo has going to direct a remake in 2007, then Kung Fu Panda’s John Stevenson, and then it looked like Never Back Down’s Jeff Wadlow was taking over. The project is now at Sony Pictures where it McG will now be directing from a script by Alex Litvak and Mike FinchTwilight co-star Kellan Lutz supposedly took a meeting with McG last year about playing He-Man, but right now there are no firm details about casting for the project.

We’ll have more news about Masters of the Universe as it becomes available.

Source: Screen Rant


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