Looks like the newest He-Man film is making steady progress.
At the start of this year, we shared with you that a film adaption of the popular children’s cartoon from the 1980s is in the works. Now, the film’s lead actor has been announced.
On Monday, All The Boys I Ever Loved Before and Perfect Date star Noah Centineo confirmed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that he will play He-Man in the upcoming Masters of the Universe reboot.
“I have an affinity for being in my underwear,” joked Centineo who made headlines earlier this year for becoming a Clavin Klein model.
22-year-old Noah Centineo will be the second actor to play He-Man in real life. He’ll be filling the shoes of Dolph Lundgren who played the role in the 1987 live-action film of Masters of the Universe.
So far, Cenineo’s casting is the only confirmed information we have about the movie. That said, there are some rumors going around about the film thanks to an early report by Variety.
It’s believed that Art Macrum and Matt Holloway, the team behind the Men in Black franchise, are working on the first draft script for the film. In addition, the brother team Adam and Aaron Nee have allegedly signed on to direct.
“As of now, it’s unclear whether they’ll be rewriting David S. Goyer’s original script, who remains a producer. Goyer isn’t exactly known for comedy like Marcum and Holloway, so it’s likely they wanted to go in a more tongue-in-cheek direction. It worked for Warner Bros., whose similarly fantastical Aquaman has shored up nearly a billion dollars for the studio. If Sony wants to do that, they’d be wise to try and conjure up some of that meta-comedy that made their Jump Street movies such a success.”
At the time, Consequences of Sound suggested Channing Tatum play the lead of He-Man, but it looks like the film’s producers have gone another route.
Do you think they made the right decision? Does a He-Man film starring Noah Centineo sound like a good idea? Let us know down in the comments below.