After nearly 35 years, a new live-action Masters of the Universe movie is finally moving forward. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has acquired the rights to release a Masters of the Universe movie from Sony Pictures, which previously owned the rights from Mattel. And with that announcement came word that Kyle Allen has been cast as the new live-action He-Man, a role previously played by Dolph Lundgren in the masters of the universe 1987 movie.
Allen replaces Noah Centineo, who was cast as He-Man in 2019 before stepping down from the project in April 2020. Allen’s biggest credits are his starring role in The map of perfect little thingsas well as a supporting role in Steven Spielberg West Side Story redo. He also had a recurring role on FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypseand he will play Romeo in the next movie Rosaline.
He-Man was created for Mattel Masters of the Universee toy line in 1981, and the franchise shot to prominence in 1983 with the animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In series lore, He-Man is the alter ego of Prince Adam of Eternia. Although Adam’s family is unaware of his heroism, he was chosen by the witch of Castle Grayskull to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor.
Netflix has been circling the live-action Masters of the Universe reboot since 2019. In 2021, Netflix launched two He-Man related projects: Masters of the Universe: Revelation and a CGI reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; which has a second season coming to Netflix on March 3.
Aaron and Adam Nee Set to Lead Netflix Live-Action masters of the universeand they are co-writing the screenplay with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scribe Dave Callaham. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, DeVon Franklin, Robbie Brenner, and Kevin McKeon serve as executive producers on the film.
New masters of the universe the film will begin production later this year. A release date has not been officially announced.