The long-anticipated upcoming Masters of the Universe film adaptation has continually gone through various stages of development. It’s a film that has gone through different directors, scripts, and release dates – but it’s slowly and surely coming to fruition. It was even reported last month that actor Noah Centineo was in talks to play the iconic main star He-Man himself. Now the actor has confirmed he will in fact be playing Eternia’s main hero.
Noah Centineo confirmed the news while speaking with Jimmy Fallon in a recent interview.
“Yeah I’m very excited. That’s quite an opportunity,” the actor told Fallon. He joked, “I have an affinity for being in my underwear… I don’t know what it is.”
Well, there you have it. Looks like Noah Centineo will be the new He-Man – the live-action interpretation of which was last played by Dolph Lundgren in the 1987 Masters of the Universe flick.
Here are the story details we’ve heard about before:
“Our source has indicated to us that in the upcoming film, King Randor will be presented as the great warrior-king of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls, and the father of two sons: Adam and Keldor! As the film begins, Keldor is the chosen heir to the throne and his brother, Adam, is young, unfit and a bit of a black sheep. Where Adam’s relationship with his father is strained, Keldor is the epitome of a perfect son, beloved by his father…until the fate of Eternia is put on the line. With his kingdom on the line, Randor puts his people first, betraying Keldor, inciting the series of events that leads to him becoming the iconic Skeletor!”
“The film will follow the meek and uncertain Adam as he assembles a group of heroes to take on his fallen brother and his collection of cronies. As you might expect, some familiar faces will be joining Adam in the fight.”
The new Masters of the Universe film was written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. It will be produced by Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin are attached as producers. David S. Goyer will act as an executive producer on the film.