First attached early last year, it now looks like “Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator: Salvation” director McG is out of the running to direct the “Masters of the Universe” reboot at Sony Pictures.
EW has confirmed McG has departed the project and Sony is now meeting with directors to find a replacement. They also confirm that “Man of Steel” and “Batman Begins” scribe David S. Goyer is writing the screenplay for the tentpole feature based on the He-Man toyline and animated series.
Casting is also underway with numerous actors and A-list vying for key roles. That probably means Kellan Lutz is out, the “Twilight” actor tweeted last June of an ‘amazing meeting’ with McG and producer Mary Viola and McG in a later interview said he was under serious consideration. With McG gone, it’s unclear how much of a chance Lutz has now – in fact until a new director is set don’t expect any names you hear to be more than speculation.
“Masters of the Universe” opens in cinemas on December 18th 2019.