It’s been in development hell for nearly 20 years, but Sony’s live-action He-Man movie has finally taken another step closer to actually happening.
Kyle Allen (West Side Story) has been cast to play Adam, an orphan who discovers he is a prince destined to be the saviour of a faraway land. He must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force.
The film will release on Netflix internationally, whilst releasing theatrically in China.
Exec Producer Robbie Brenner 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. 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”.
He-Man has had a comeback recently, with the controversial ‘Masters of the universe’ by Kevin Smith and the more child-friendly version, ‘He-Man and the masters of the universe’ by Rob David.
As an 80s baby, He-Man holds a special place in my heart. The original series started in 1983 and was the first children’s programme to get a syndication deal in the US.
With Just under a month to go until we’re all binge watching Jessica Jones on Netflix, news has broke that Matt Murdoch will appear in the latest Marvel/Netflix collabration.
According to friend of Bad Wilf, Jon Schnepp Daredevil will definitely be making an appearance in Jessica Jones. We knew one day they would eventually meet, but I wasn’t sure if they would do it so soon, though. Schnepp says:
“You’re definitely gonna see Matt Murdock in Jessica Jones. That’s a fact. He’s in it. I don’t know how they interact, but he’s in the series.”
All four of the Netflix/Marvel series take place in the same corner of Hells kitchen and Daredevil was a huge hit for Netflix back in March, they’d be crazy not include him in some way.
Check out Jon Schnepp talking about it in the video below.
Jessica Jones is available on Netflix from the 20th of November.
Here’s is the first office look at David Tennant as The Purple man in Marvel/Netflix’s Jessica Jones. But, unlike his comic book counterpart, the live action Kilgrave won’t have purple skin. His trademark colour will be represented by a scarf and a suit.
The Purple Man has the power of suggestion, which allows him to control anybody in close proximity.
Joss Whedon is currently doing the press tour for Avengers:Age of Ultron (review coming soon). During one such interview, Whedon revealed that he actually fought with Marvel to make it a film, instead of a TV series.
“I fought for Daredevil to be a film instead of a TV show. Then under the auspices of Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight. I’m dying to see the show but they released it just as I started the press tour. If the show’s working, the show’s working. Comic books are serialised entertainment and a lot of them lend themselves to TV shows as much or more than they do to movies. I like Daredevil because he’s basically Marvel’s Batman, thanks to Frank Miller basically. So for me I didn’t think they’d be able to sustain that sort of mood on TV but TV has changed so much. It’s come up so much that I think it might just be the right place.”
Marvel kicked off the first of its four Netflix shows earlier this month, with Daredevil. The 13-part series landed on our devices on April the 10th. I’ve already binge watched it twice (review coming soon).
Ultimately, I think Marvel were right to go for a series. Netflix allows them to enter the slightly grittier side of the MCU, that mainstream American networks would never allow. I really hope the rumoured Netflix Punisher show is true.
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