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The Masters of the Universe movie finally has a director(s) in place!

April 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

With the news a few days ago that the MASK movie was likely happening under the guidance of Fate of The Furious’ F Gary Gary (here), it looks now like He-Man And The Masters of the Universe is set for a (second) big screen outing! At last!

The movie is currently dubbed Masters of the Universe and will be directed by Band of Robbers’ siblings Aaron and Adam Nee and will be written by Man of Steel’s David Goyer.

The original series takes place on the fictional planet of Eternia, a planet of magic, myth and fantasy. Its lead character is Prince Adam, the young son of Eternia’s rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Whenever Prince Adam holds the Sword of Power aloft and proclaims “By the Power of Grayskull!” he is endowed with “fabulous secret powers” and transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. Together with his close allies, Battle Cat (who undergoes a similar transformation from being Adam’s cowardly pet tiger Cringer), The Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. Skeletor’s main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If successful, Skeletor would have enough power to rule all of Eternia and possibly the entire universe.

The series is one of the early 1980s shows that, along with MASK, Transformers, GI Joe and more, helped shape a whole generation of fans.

It’s much loved and we’re all waiting with baited breath to see how it goes… it better not screw up those memories when it arrives next year.

“I have the power!”

He-Man is expected to arrive at Castle Greyskull in December, 2019.

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….