Sony has offloaded the big screen return of He-Men to Netflix.
A cinematic reboot of He-Man and Masters Of The Universe has been on the cards at Sony since long before I had this job. In recent times, it looked as if the project was actually edging forward too.
However, 2019 was a mixed year for Sony. Men In Black International fell short of expectations, although Spider-Man: Far From Home was an enormous success. Still, it’s decided to look at its theatrical slate with a view of offloading some of its riskier planned projects to Netflix. And Masters Of The Universe is one of those films.
The movie itself is pretty much nearly ready to go. There’s a script in place, whilst Noah Centineo has been cased as Prince Adam.
The film had been set for a March 2021 theatrical release, but recently the film was taken off Sony’s release list, amidst fears that the gamble on the film was too big for the studio. And a new report now suggests that Sony has done a deal with Netflix, as had been rumoured last autumn.
Netflix is set to take on the project, albeit moving its release back to late 2021/early 2022. Noah Centineo is still set to take on the lead role, and the Nee Brothers are writing and directing as things stand.
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