By the power of Greyskull, the Masters of the Universe film has seemingly been saved! The live-action He-Man reboot is eyeing a new home at Amazon after its Netflix cancellation.
One of the most disappointing pieces of news to come out of Netflix this year was the decision to kill the live-action He-Man and The Masters of the Universe film after six years of development and $30 million dollars. However, according to a new Variety report, the film may find new life at Amazon, which is currently in talks to acquire the project.
He-Man and The Masters of the Universe is expected to keep its creative team in the move from Netflix to Amazon. This includes the directing duo of the Nee Brothers and Kyle Hill in the titular role of He-Man. The film was originally set to release in February 2024, though no new release date is set for if Amazon purchases the rights.
He-Man Gets The Axe
Based on the Mattel franchise of the same name, Masters of the Universe centers on the conflict between He-Man, the secret identity of Prince Adam, and the villainous sorcerer Skeletor on the planet Eternia. The franchise has previously spawned an animated TV series that ran from 1983 to 1985 and a 1987 live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren.
Masters of the Universe will be directed by The Nee Brothers from a script written by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Sony’s Matthew Milam was set to oversee the project for Netflix with Mattel serving as a partner on the film. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing alongside Franklin Entertainment’s DeVon Franklin.
Masters of the Universe was canceled by Netflix in July of 2023. Mattel is currently shopping around for a new distributor.