Sony’s ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot Has Noah Centineo in Talks to Play He-Man

Mar 20, 2019

According to The Wrap, the upcoming ‘Masters of the Universe’ reboot has Noah Centineo in talks to play the lead character He-Man.

Centineo got his breakout role with last year’s Netflix film ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.’ He was also in the Freeform series ‘The Fosters,’ and recently made an appearance in the spin-off show ‘Good Trouble.’ This year, he has Jackie Chan’s ‘The Diary,’ as well as a different reboot from Sony: Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ releasing November 1st. He will also return for the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sequel.

The reboot is based on Mattel’s toy-line that spawned an animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original film as the title character.

Moreover, brothers Adam & Aaron Nee (‘Band of Robbers’) are directing. The recent draft of the screenplay is from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (‘Iron Man,’ ‘Men in Black: International’). The Nee Bros. also have a screenplay credit now.

The previous draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Krypton’). He was originally in talks to direct, but later declined from the position. But, he still remains an executive producer on the film.

Further, filming will begin on July 15th and wrap on October 18th. Prague is one of the shooting locations.

The film is currently set for release by Sony Pictures on December 18, 2019. However, this date is very likely to change.

Source: The Wrap