Both Netflix and Mattel seem determined to bring back He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. After airing She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and announcing Kevin Smith’s anime He-Man series, Netflix is currently developing a CG-animated Masters of the Universe cartoon as well. According to Deadline, the series was developed by Rob David, who formerly worked on the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. David is also one of the show’s producers, alongside Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond) and Mattel Television. Most interestingly though, he is simultaneously working on Kevin Smith’s He-Man cartoon too!
But Masters of the Universe adaptations don’t end here either! Released in 1987, Masters of the Universe live-action film was a magnificent box office flop, grossing $17 million on a $22 million budget. Despite that, Hollywood has tinkered with a possible remake for over a decade now. This year, Noah Centineo (Teen Wolf) revealed he would be playing He-Man in Sony’s remake of the live-action film. The shooting took place this summer. In October, Sony announced they would be releasing the film on Netflix, quite possibly because it isn’t all that good. But will the new He-Man be as bad as the 1987 version? This writer can’t wait to find out!