Behold your champion of Eternia! Kyle Allen, the man who hails all the way from West Side Story, will wield the legendary Power Sword and command the mighty Battle Cat in Netflix’s upcoming live-action feature film adaptation of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe.

Mattel’s film production division, Mattel Studios and Netflix revealed that the West Side Story actor, Kyle Allen, will take up the sword and go face-to-skull with Skeletor in the Netflix film. The new live-action adaptation will be directed and co-written by The Nee Brothers, known for the upcoming Sandra Bullock film The Lost City, and Band of Robbers.

About Masters of the Universe

He-Man Kyle Allen

In Masters of the Universe, Kyle Allen will play an orphan named Adam who uncovers the truth about his royal lineage, and glorious destiny to be the protector of the ethereal land, Eternia. He must quickly realize his full potential and the importance of saving his true home from an imminent threat posed by a demonic force. Previously at Sony Pictures, the project was officially announced by Netflix after months of further development. Sony will retain release rights to the project in China according to insiders familiar with the deal.

“’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,” 

– Robbie Brenner, head of Mattel Films and an executive producer on the project –

The Nee Brothers co-wrote the script with David Callaham whose known for his work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Brenner and Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Being the Ricardos and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will serve as producers alongside DeVon Franklin.

“This movie has been 14 years in the making for us and our partners and we are so excited to tell an entirely new story… and share it with a global audience,”

– Todd Black –

Another movie?… It’s About Time

Masters of The Universe Finds Its He-Man! Kyle Allen Has The Power - The Illuminerdi

Most of us are familiar with this IP. If you’re an 80’s kid you probably begged your parents for a He-Man action figure, which was how all of this started. Masters of The Universe was first introduced as a line of action figures. Enter 1983, when the animated series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” premiered, shortly after that, it quickly became one of the first children’s programs to be syndicated on television.

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There has been a handful of animated remakes for years, most recently Kevin Smith’s Master of The Universe, and Rob David’s CGI He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. However, there has only been one live-action movie, and a scrapped one that was supposed to star Noah Centineo. It may be unfortunate how Centineo’s He-Man never got his time to shine. Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing what Allen has to offer.

Kyle Allen’s Big Break

Kyle Allen got his big break back in the 2017 series The Path, one of the first Hulu originals produced by Aaron Paul. Other acting credits of his include American Horror Story: Apocalypse, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, the Universal release, All My Life, and of course, Steven Spielberg’s 2021 remake of A West Side Story.

Masters of The Universe Finds Its He-Man! Kyle Allen Has The Power - The Illuminerdi

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Source: Variety