The directors of the movie “Masters of the Universe” talked about the nostalgic effect and the origin story of the movie they will shoot for Netflix.
After many directors have developed their own versions over the years and many stars have joined and left the projects, the Masters of the Universe live-action movie is finally coming to life. The film is directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee, who are directing the upcoming The Lost City. The script is written by David Callaham, who also wrote the script of the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The film’s creative team revealed in an interview with ScreenRant recently that The Masters of the Universe will focus on the beginning of it all. Adam Nee, who said that they grew up with the Masters of the Universe cartoon, stated that they wanted to create a work worthy of the power, joy, and colorfulness that this production gives to children.
Aaron Nee, on the other hand, said that Kyle Allen, who will play Prince Adam, aka He-Man in the movie, was the perfect choice for the project because they wanted to involve a new generation of audiences in this adventure and said, “We approach this movie like an origin story, and it’s better than Kyle. There is no name to adopt well,” he said.
While older fans may be familiar with the origins of He-Man, whose real name is Prince Adam, the wider Netflix-watching audience may need a refresher on the subject. In recent years, superhero movies have stopped telling origin stories, and they’ve clearly seen the benefits. But He-Man is not popular enough to move forward without telling any origin story, explaining what happened to the audience.
Planning the movie as He-Man’s origin story and casting a young actor in the role also allows the creators and producers to continue this story in the future.
Kyle Allen, who will bring to life the character Prince Adam / He-Man in Masters of the Universe, is currently the only actor known to be involved in the project. Allen has previously appeared in productions such as The Map of Tiny Perfect Things and West Side Story.