– Masters of the Universe live-action film dropped by Sony
– Netflix possibly picking up the project
– Netflix has had previous successful collaborations with Mattel
The live-action movie “Masters of the Universe” has been dropped by Sony, according to sources close to the project. However, Netflix is reportedly in talks to save the He-Man film and potentially add it to their streaming platform.
In recent years, Sony has invested millions of dollars into making the movie, which is based on the 1980s toy line and TV show from Mattel. However, difficulties surrounding the project, including finding the right lead actor and creative differences, led to its cancellation by Sony. As the project currently stands, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Noah Centineo, who was set to play He-Man, is no longer part of the production.
Netflix, a streaming giant recognized for its successful collaborations with Mattel, appears to be the perfect platform to save the “Masters of the Universe” film. For instance, Netflix’s animated series “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” garnered massive attention and favorable reviews. The partnership between the two companies has also led to the creation of other popular series, such as the live-action “Barbie” movie starring Margot Robbie and produced by Greta Gerwig.
While there’s no official word from Netflix, Mattel, or Sony, fans of the popular action figure line and the original animated series are hopeful that the upcoming movie will move forward and join the ranks of other popular Netflix-Mattel collaborations.