The extremely slow developing live action film hits another snag after losing 2021 release date to Uncharted.
A Live-Action Masters of the Universe movie reboot has been in development for too long that people are starting to doubt whether it's still going to happen.
The reboot has been in development since 2007, with John Woo getting offered to direct the project.
More than a decade has passed, but nothing was seen of He-Man, Skeletor, nor the rest of the gang on the big screen.
Is the reboot canceled? Let's dive deep.
To be clear, the reboot isn't canceled, but it looks like we're not seeing it soon, either.
The film currently remains in pre-production, and its latest development was the casting of To All the Boys' Noah Centineo for the lead role in the spring of 2019.
Sony Productions then announced that the awaited reboot would finally release on March 5, 2021.
However, the production company changed its mind and announced early this year that they're giving the 2021 release date to Tom Holland's Uncharted adaptation instead.
With that said, the future of Masters of the Universe Movie Reboot remains uncertain. It's quite apparent that the project isn't Sony's top priority as of the moment.
Masters Of The Universe reboot has seen significant roadblocks for the last decade.
The reboot rights have since transferred from Warner Bros. to Sony in September 2009, and everything was back to square one. Since then, countless directors have been attached to the project, only to resign later.
These include renowned directors Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), McG (Terminator Salvation), David S. Goyer (Krypton) and John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda).
The film's development has been painstakingly slow that Sony was reportedly considering selling the reboot to Netflix. The reports came in October 2019, just months since Noah Centineo confirmed he's playing the lead role in April 2019.
As of this writing, the reboot's release date remains unknown, and so is the movie's future in general. The Coronavirus pandemic isn't making the situation better either. With the recent lockdowns and shutdowns following the pandemic, it wouldn't be surprising to see further delays.
Masters of the Universe reboot is a science fiction film based on the Mattel toy line of the same name.
The story centers around the mighty He-Man, who tries his best to save the entire universe against the evil Skeletor.
This is the second attempt to adapt Masters of the Universe in a live-action movie.
The first live-action film released in 1987 and was relatively successful in some aspects. Though it was considered a flop after grossing only $17 million against a budget of $22 million, the film was later on regarded as a classic cult film.