Netflix has announced not one, but two new series based on the classic Mattel IP Masters of the Universe.
Entertainment Weekly recently dropped some new screenshots of Kevin Smith’s continuation of the original 1980s franchise, called Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
But there’s been very little talk about the second series aimed at a younger audience, a CGI animated series simply called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
But now we have our first look at the toys for the line, and they’re definitely NOT your father’s He-Man figures. Courtesy of Twitter user @MagnaKing1…
The figures are very chunky, and look more like Fisher-Price’s Rescue Heroes line for preschoolers than He-Man.
Then again, the demographic for the CGI He-Man series seems to be much younger than what’s been done with the character before.
While details are still sparse, here’s the official write-up for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe…
“On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?”
Despite my having some initial reservations about the character designs, the second Netflix He-Man series does have quite a pedigree behind it. It’s executive produced by Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League), Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation), Jeff Matsuda (The Batman), Susan Corbin (Voltron), and Arrow’s Bryan Q Miller.
Time will tell if either of Netflix’s new He-Man series actually “have the power.”[Hat Tip: Comic Book Movie]