Forget Noah Centineo. Now it is clear that the actor Kyle Allen will bring to life the action character He-Man in the upcoming “Masters of the Universe”, according to the site People.
It promises “an epic live-action tale” about orphan Adam who “discovers that he is a prince, and must quickly learn his powers to save a foreign land from evil.”
“Masters of the Universe” will be the first major film about He-Man since Dolph Lundgren played the muscular hero in “He-Man – The Ruler of the Universe” in 1987. In recent years, Noah Centineo was linked to the role, but he dropped out last spring without a known reason. Instead, Kyle Allen (from “West Side Story” and upcoming “Rosaline”) now has to shoulder the iconic role.
Not only that, the film moves from Sony to the streaming service Netflix, where He-Man already houses an animated version in the TV series “Masters of the Universe: Revelation”.
The film is directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee (“The Lost City”) based on a screenplay they write with David Callaham (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”). Recording begins this summer