Noah Centineo is in talks to play He-Man, the lead role in Sony Pictures and Mattel Films reboot of Masters of the Universe.
Aaron and Adam Nee are set to direct the film, with Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum penning the script. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, and DeVon Franklin will be producing. The previous draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, who is also an executive producer, but was eventually given to Holloway and Marcum to be rewritten.
The movie is based on Mattel’s infamous toy line that spawned a successful animated TV series, running from 1983 to 1985, as well as a 1987 film. Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, heir to the throne of the planet Eternia, who uses the magical Power Sword to transform into the warrior He-Man. He-Man must defend his kingdom from the evil wizard Skeletor who wants to control Castle Grayskull which is the source of He-Man’s powers.
Centineo’s most recent role was in Netflix’s popular romantic comedies To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. His next role will be in the upcoming rom-com The Stand-In and the sequel to To All the Boys.