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Confirmed: John Stevenson is the director of the new “He-Man” live action movie…

The new live action “He-Man” movie which is being produced by Joel Silver and being developed by Warner Bros., finally has a director. “Kung Fu Panda”, co-director John Stevenson has been signed to helm the new He-Man flick simply titled, “Masters of the Universe”.

Stevenson at first wasn’t interested in directing the film, he came close to turning it down, but then he immediately jumped on the opportunity when he visited the Mattel headquarters to a secret room where it had the classic He-Man action figures locked up.

The He-Man character was already made into a live action movie that starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, but the film bombed. Now that the next He-Man reboot will be taking place on his home planet of Eternia, He-man fans would be in for a treat! The script is written by Justin Marks.

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Glad they’re moving forward with the film and found a director, that’s awesome. Now the film has finally hired a crew, they need to start casting now. I hope they find a good actor for He-Man, Man at Arms, Teela, Skeletor, and the Sorceres of Grayskull. Just don’t bring the Gwildor character back!!!!!

For He-Man, why not bring Dolph back? Dolph made a perfect He-Man portrayal, and I think it would be great if they got him again. He’s still doing action flicks, so why not? I liked the Dolph version of “Masters of the Universe” very much, I still think it needed improvements so I’m glad a He-man reboot is happening.

As for who to play Skeletor, it shouldn’t be Langella again. Someone more intense who can act, Skeletor needs to have a good actor so it can be a moving and powerful performance, a good actor who can play Skeletor and make it good would work. I think either Daniel Day Lewis or Liam Neeson might be pretty damn good choices!!!