Kyle Allen will play He-Man in Masters of the Universe
Actor Kyle Allen has been confirmed to play He-Man in Masters of the Universe for Netflix
Kyle Allen to play the role of iconic 1980s action figure He-Man in Masters of the Universe. The project was reportedly in development with Sony for a while before it was take over by Netflix. Deadline also reports that Sony continues to hold rights for the film in China.
Adam and Aaron Nee (The Lost City) remain attached to direct with a screenplay they wrote with David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984).
Kyle Allen, who plays one of the Jets in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, will star as Prince Adam/He-Man. In Masters of the Universe, an orphan named Adam discovers he is a prince destined to be the savior of a faraway land and must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force.
Robbie Brenner, executive producer of Mattel Films said, "Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the imaginations of an entire generation of kids with the message of becoming the best version of yourself."
He added, "With our partners at Netflix, we look forward to showing audiences that anything can happen in Eternia. We are continuing to unlock this global franchise in new ways, and we can't wait to see Kyle battle it out with Skeletor in this epic live-action saga."
Brenner and VP Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch (Being the Ricardos, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and DeVon Franklin will produce.
He-Man and the Masters' of the Universe reimagines the thrilling heroic adventures of the Guardians of Grayskull for a new generation of fans.