With The Lost City scoring well with critics, it must be a sigh of relief for Masters of the Universe fans who are keeping a close eye on directors Adam and Aaron Nee, who are set to direct the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of the beloved 1980s animated series.
In a recent interview, the duo teased that their upcoming movie will be faithful to the source material and embrace the wackiness of the Filmation cartoon, something the 1987 Dolph Lungren movie failed to achieve. While it was likely due to budgetary restraints, that film made the cardinal sin of excising some of He-Man’s most notable sidekicks, such as Orko and Battlecat. Even He-Man’s alter ego, Prince Adam, was shockingly omitted, depriving us of the signature “By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!” transformation scene. What a crime!
Either way, it’s a good time to be a Masters of the Universe fan. We have not one but two well-received animated iterations on Netflix and a major live-action movie on the way with West Side Story’s Kyle Allen tapped to play Eternia’s muscle-bound champion. Let’s just hope that more of He-Man’s heroic warriors show up to do battle with Skeletor’s classic rogues' gallery of evil henchmen.