To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Noah Centineo To Play He-Man In New Masters Of The Universe

by Erik Amaya

 

The Power of Grayskull may be with Noah Centineo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actor is in talks to star as the muscly hero in Sony’s production of Masters of the Universe. The beloved Mattel toyline tells the tale of a kindly barbarian — subsequently revised into the royal Prince of Eternia — locked in a protracted war with the wizard Skeletor over the secrets of Castle Grayskull. While the original toyline saw them both attempt to posses the castle and its powers, the Filmation animated series of the 1980s re-framed Grayskull as the source of He-Man’s powers and his base of operations.

Of course, it remains to be seen how faithful the film will be. The 1987 Canon Films Masters of the Universe strayed from the better known Filmation mythology and was not well-received. Granted, its lack of fidelity to the popular cartoon was only one of its many problems.

Directors Adam and Aaron Nee, who also wrote the script with Iron Man‘s Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, will likely keep the 1987 film in mind when planning any departures from the best known Masters mythology. Additionally, Mattel is on board as producing partner and will no doubt keep wackier ideas like a completely new rogues gallery tabled in favor of Beast Man, Mer-Man, Two-bad and Webstor.

The film was scheduled for a December 18th, 2019 release date, but considering shooting has not yet begun, this seems unlikely.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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