He may be an actor unknown to many but the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ actor, Noah Centineo, has entered talks to play He-Man in the ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie.
Adam and Aaron Nee are directing the reboot whilst Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin will be producing. David S. Goyer – who was originally tapped to helm the project – will act as executive producer.
Rumour has it that Conan the Barbarian was the influence behind the initial He-Man toy and comics released by Mattel in 1982, the toy was such a major success Mattel soon turned the action-figure into a children’s animated TV series.
By the time the animated series was developed, He-Man’s origins had been revised: his true identity was Prince Adam of Eternia, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena (an earthling), who ruled the Kingdom of Eternia on the planet of the same name. The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull endowed Prince Adam with the power to transform into He-Man, which Adam did by raising his Power Sword and proclaiming, “By the power of Grayskull…”
In 1987, the animated series was adapted into a live-action feature film with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, but the film just didn’t have the power to pull in the audiences and it became a major flop.
Centineo starred in the Netflix rom-com’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ and ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’. His upcoming projects include the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot, ‘The Stand-In’ and a sequel to ‘All the Boys’.