The world of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has a large cult following. A movie is currently in development, and now we might just know a little bit more about it.
Our friends over at ThatHashtagShow have some details on what the movie will be about.
The film’s central plot puts an interesting twist on the 1986 mini-comics series that revealed a familial relationship between Prince Adam and Skeletor. In the comics, Skeletor was once a man named Keldor, the brother of Adam’s father, King Randor. Our source has indicated to us that in the upcoming film, King Randor will be presented as the great warrior-king of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls, and the father of two sons: Adam and Keldor! As the film begins, Keldor is the chosen heir to the throne and his brother, Adam, is young, unfit and a bit of a black sheep. Where Adam’s relationship with his father is strained, Keldor is the epitome of a perfect son, beloved by his father…until the fate of Eternia is put on the line. With his kingdom on the line, Randor puts his people first, betraying Keldor, inciting the series of events that leads to him becoming the iconic Skeletor!
They also go on to reveal who exactly which characters will fill out the rest of the movie:
- Beast Man
- Evil Lyn
- Trap Jaw
If you aren’t familiar with these characters, you can go to their Wikipedia pages and read about them. Some of these characters sound pretty interesting, and will be fun to see on the big screen.
ThatHashtagShow has a more detailed breakdown of how they might be adapted for the movie as well.
This was one franchise that I had never really gotten into, but after perusing some of the character bios, it looks like it is quite imaginative. That also means that all I want from this movie is a fun adventure.
I’d be curious to hear what a die hard MOTU fan feels about these developments, so if you are a fan, let us know what you think!