Noah Centineo Is Set To Play He-Man In The 'Masters Of The Universe' Movie

The internet's new obsession will be flexing his muscles in the 'Masters of the Universe' reboot.

We were wondering when the internet's new favorite actor, Noah Centineo, would burst onto the blockbuster scene. Known for his roles in the hugely successful romantic comedies produced by Netflix, the actor is already tipped to appear in the Charlie's Angels reboot. That meant it was only a matter of time before the 22-year-old American actor starred in a big production. 

And that moment has now arrived. According to The Wrap, Sony wants Noah to star in its Masters of the Universe remake. It's true that Noah Centineo as He-Man would definitely be a sight worth seeing. He'd have to dye his hair blond and gain a few centimeters around his biceps, but nothing is impossible. Given the young man's bankability, it would be quite a smart decision on the studio's part. 

If you weren't familiar with the franchise, here's a recap: it originally came from a range of toys launched in 1982 by Mattel, which were then made into several cult animated series and a collection of comics. The story combines medieval times and science fiction in a fictional universe in which the superhero He-Man, the secret identity of Prince Adam and the most powerful man in the Universe, must fight the evil sorcerer Skeletor on the planet Eternia. 

A live-action movie based on the character was made in 1987, starring Dolph Lundgren alongside Courteney Cox and Frank Langella. The movie was a cult success, but was ultimately forgettable. If you think we're being harsh, watch the trailer and you'll understand:  

The latest film will be directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee, and the screenplay has been rewritten by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, who wrote the script for Iron Man, the latest Transformers movie and the latest Men in Black — David S. Goyer (Blade, Dark Knight, Batman v Superman) had initially come up with a screenplay, but the studio wasn't too satisfied with it. 

The movie will have to appeal to both die-hard fans of the franchise and younger newcomers. Could Noah Centineo be the missing piece in the puzzle? Only time will tell.

No filming or release dates have yet been announced for the film. 


Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Arthur Cios, published on 22/03/2019