After stealing hearts in last years’ To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before (one of Netlifx’ most rewatched movies of 2018), Noah Centineo hasn’t appeared in much. According to The Wrap though, that hasn’t stopped Sony from pursuing him to play He-Man in their upcoming reboot of Masters of the Universe.
Sony has been trying to get the film off the ground for a few years with David S. Goyer at the helm. But, Goyer recently exited the project as director, staying on as a producer as the studio plans to move forward with the project. Adam and Aron Nee are now set to direct the film, which is being re-written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. Holloway and Marcum are best known for their screenwriting credit on Iron Man.
The film is based on the successful toyline and animated series of the same name. The original series spawned multiple spinoffs and a live-action film was made in 1987 with Dolph Lungren in the lead role. Centineo is certainly a far cry from the blond behemoth but, his acting should be at least a little better so it evens out. Centineo is currently in production on To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before 2 and will appear later this year in Charlie’s Angels.
Masters of the Universe has yet to receive a release date.