Earlier this year came confirmation Noah Centineo is set to play He-Man in the upcoming live-action “Masters of the Universe” reboot at Mattel Films and Sony Pictures.
The story follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to transform into a warrior called He-Man. As He-Man, Adam becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.
“Iron Man” and “Men in Black International” scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have penned while Adam and Aaron Nee (“Band of Robbers”) are directing the property based on the beloved toyline and iconic 1980s animated series.
Appearing at the MTV Movie & TV Awards recently, Centineo talked to MTV News a bit about taking on the iconic character and the really big responsibility that comes with it:
“It’s a really big responsibility. This is like first one in, last one out every single day, which I’ve done before but I’ve never done it on a studio level. Which studio level is the same as indie, but like they got playback. So it not like that much (laughs). But it’s cool, man. It’s a big opportunity, and I feel more than ready to tackle it.
It’s a new universe, and it’s a new studio and their take on a universe. The Nee brothers, Adam and Aaron Nee, they’re directing it, and they’re the filmmakers in charge of the story, and they are doing one hell of a job developing the world and all these things, so. I can’t tell you what tone they’re going for, but they’re genius, so.”
Filming is scheduled to begin in Prague in mid-July ahead of a March 5th 2021 release. Gary Goddard helmed the previous 1987 live-action film adaptation starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.