Mattel and Sony’s ‘Masters of the Universe’ reboot will now release March 5, 2021. The previous date was December 18, 2019.
Noah Centineo (‘The Fosters,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’) will play the lead character He-Man.
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’). However, the Nee Bros. also have a screenplay credit now.
The first 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.
Meanwhile, costume designer Ann Foley (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Altered Carbon’) is onboard.
Further, filming is eyeing an August 19th production start Prague, Czech Republic. If it makes that date, it may wrap on-or-around November 22nd.
‘Masters of the Universe’ will be up against Disney/Fox’s ‘Nimona’ and an Untitled Universal Event Film.