McG Discusses Adapting He-Man & Possible Casting

He-Man

A reboot of the feature film Masters of the Universe and He-Man has gone through many stages and now director McG (Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation) is talking about his plan franchise. McG elaborated about the tone of the film, what characters could be featured and how one of the major keys to the film will be the main villain.

During an interview with IGN, McG gave an update on the status of the project.

“It’s a very exciting moment for Masters of the Universe. We have a big meeting with Sony regarding prep of the movie on Wednesday. And we’re in the middle of a bit of a script polish, and it’s my absolute passion. I’m laser-focused on that being my next film. But I mean, you know how it works in contemporary filmmaking. You really, really have to earn the good will of the parent studio, and Tom Rothman runs a tight ship at Sony, and we’re going to get there. I’m so happy to report that to the fans.”

He also indicated that the role of He-Man has yet to be cast, despite Kellan Lutz going on social media and dropping hints that he would be taking the main role.

“We haven’t cast the role yet, but I like Kellan very much. Obviously, we need a talented entertainer, but we also need a certain physicality, which he embodies. He’ll be considered very, very closely. We haven’t gotten to the casting process yet. Kellan’s a good guy, and we had a great meeting, and he’s passionate about He-Man, he’s passionate about the Adam story. He really knows a lot about it. I was charmed by his focus and intensity. He’ll be considered very, very carefully. We’re just not there yet. We’ve got to get the movie on its feet, then we’ll cast the movie.”

The location of the film will not take place entirely Earth.

“Earth is mentioned, as Earth is a part of the lore. But it’s largely an Eternia story.”

The most important comment regarding the project was that McG stressed the importance of getting this property correct.

“We’ve got to get it right.”

Source: IGN 

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  • Bruce Norris

    Cool. I’ll take him over the “scary choice” in the back of everyone’s mind…Channig Tatum.

  • Chris W

    I’m sorry, but Kellan? Lundgren in the 80’s was better casting than Lutz today, and MotU is nothing but a guilty pleasure. I have zero faith in Sony’s ability to handle these kinds of properties.

  • beane2099

    I don’t think any fan of anything is ever happy to hear the words “McG has been tapped to direct…” in reference to the thing they’re a fan of. Maybe I’m wrong.

    • Bruce Norris

      As of “SALVATION”,…no you are not. : )