He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe
A reboot of the perennial 1980’s cartoon favorite Masters Of The Universe has been in development for years, working it’s way through multiple scripts and writers until this year when it was announced Sony Pictures appointed director McG to helm the new live-action film about the most powerful man in the universe. Yes, the same movie studio that brought you the failed Ghostbusters reboot and all those terrible Spider-man (though Andrew Garfield was a bomb as Spider-Man) and Ghostrider movies, tapped the guy that’s responsible for Terminator Salavation. While the groans of fandom here and wide can still be heard at the involvement of McG, there is a recent word from the director himself that may give some fans a moment of pause. (more…)
Ahh, the 1980s, when toys dictated the content of your television, and Saturday morning cartoons reigned supreme. One of the kings of weekend-morning comic machismo was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a show premised around Prince Adam channeling the power of the Castle Grayskull to unleash his inner barbarian (becoming He-Man), and battle the evils of the nefarious, skull-faced Skeletor. While a great success at the time, launching hundreds (if not thousands) of toys, various comic books, and even a (terrible) movie starring Dolph Lundgren, He-Man has not shared much of the nostalgic-based revival success of other 80s cartoons like G.I. Joe or Transformers, the closest it has come was an attempted revival series in 2002, which ran for two seasons, and an internet meme nearly a decade back. Despite this, He-Man (especially the 80s cartoon) still has quite a cult following, and it looks those fans will be rewarded at this year’s SDCC. (more…)
People of a certain age, mostly men, will at this moment have an echoed voice-over looping in their head that ends with the thunderous line, “I HAVE THE POWER!!!”. Definitive Films, who have previously produced nerd-loving documentary films Turtle Power and Nintendo Quest, have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring us the full story of the famous cartoon of the 1980’s, it’s sequels and spinoffs and, of course, the merchandise. (more…)
We haven’t heard much about the Masters Of The Universe reboot since Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) was reported to be on board to direct back in 2012. After that announcement the project went dark as far as any new details are concerned. At least until late last night. What happened? Well, as is usually the case these days, Twitter happened. (more…)
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like seeing the aftermath of Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fisting goatsie, or an all furry orgy featuring Alf, Chewbacca and Cousin It. Hey, it’s the internet folks. There are also a lot of awesome acts of nerd art that we see on a daily basis, and we round them up for your viewing pleasure.
ABOVE: Yes, that is Batgirl laying on the side of the Batmobile as Batman drives on two wheels, what you think they are always grim and serious? Artist Dennis Culver and his piece Batgirls Do It Well gives us some insight into the commissioner’s daughter and her wild side. [Geek Tyrant]
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