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Kevin Smith promises his Masters of the Universe series will be exactly as you remember the classic series

May 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Some good news for He-Man fans as Kevin Smith has been talking about the new animated series he’s showrunning and promises this is the He-Man we know and love from our – well, my – childhood.

In a new interview, Smith was talking about the new anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation,  and confirmed that despite that damned virus, the show is still in production and that the series will not be redesigned and the character will all look just as they did in the 1983 series.

“It’s in the style of an anime,” Smith says, “what Netflix calls an anime original…but looks exactly like our classic characters. Nobody’s been redesigned to where you’re ‘Oh that’s the 2020 version.’ They all look like they’re supposed to. And the story functions as essentially the next episode when [the 1980s original animated series] stopped.”

However, he’s not ruling out changes coming down the line in an organic way, but for now, the series will pick up exactly where the original series ended off.

“We begin where they ended, the same tone like that, and then our tone shifts as something cataclysmic happens. That’s where our modern story kicks in. Even then, it’s not like ‘Everything you know about He-Man is wrong. We’re gonna upend the universe.” Everything you knew about He-Man you need to know in order to watch the show because we play thick and fast with mythology,” Smith says.

The cast features a stellar cast including Mark Hamill and Sarah Michelle Gellar (check the whole line-up here) , so you can imagine how excited, as a child of the 80s, I am for this.

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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….