Masters Of The Universe Reboot Movie Will Arrive in 2019

The big screen reboot of the classic cartoon and toy line Masters of the Universe has a release date. The movie has been in development for several years, and it will now hit theatres in 2019.

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As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Sony has scheduled the film for December 18, 2019. While Terminator: Salvation director McG was previously attached to the project, the site reports that he is no longer involved. The studio is now meeting with other potential directors.

DC veteran David Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight) is also onboard as screenwriter. In August 2015, it was reported that Thor writer Christopher Yost was working on the script, but it is unknown what stage this reached.

While no stars haver been attached to the film, EW reports that “many actors, including A-list talent, are vying for key roles.”

Mattel launched the Masters of the Universe toy line in 1982, creating a mythology about the conflict between good and evil on the planet of Eternia. A cartoon based on the property, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe ran for two years, in addition to a comic book series, the spinoff animation She-Ra: Princess of Power, and a number of video games.

In 1987, Cannon Films produced a live-action movie version, starring Dolph Lundgren as muscle-bound hero He-Man. By that point, however, the popularity of Masters of the Universe was in decline, and the toys were discontinued the following year. Subsequent attempts to revive the franchise included a new toy line and a short-lived second animated series in the early 2000s.

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