‘Masters of the Universe’ Finds New Home and Release Date at Amazon


The long-awaited ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie is now set for release. Amazon MGM Studios and Mattel Films are bringing this adventure to theaters on June 5, 2026. They’ve partnered with Travis Knight as the director. You might know him from his work on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘Bumblebee’. The script is getting penned by Chris Butler, taking over from earlier drafts by David Callaham and the Nee brothers.

The story kicks off with a young Prince Adam, who lands on Earth in a spaceship at the age of 10, separated from his magical Power Sword and his home planet Eternia. Nearly two decades later, he finally retrieves the sword and is pulled back to Eternia to battle the evil Skeletor. Before he can face his enemy, he needs to uncover his past and transform into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.

While we’re still waiting on the casting details, it’s exciting to know that He-Man will finally grace the big screen after several unsuccessful attempts. The previous version by Netflix was dropped despite an investment of nearly $30 million.

This movie’s journey through different studios and directors has been long. Before landing at Amazon MGM, the project was under development at Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures with various directors, including Jon M. Chu and McG. But now, it seems the stars have aligned with Amazon MGM, especially after their recent success with the ‘Barbie’ movie, which raked in $1.4 billion and received plenty of praise.

Mattel Films is expanding its universe far beyond He-Man and Barbie. They’re working on movies for several other beloved toys like ‘Barney’, with Daniel Kaluuya; ‘Bob the Builder’, featuring Anthony Ramos and Jennifer Lopez; ‘Polly Pocket’, starring Lily Collins and written by Lena Dunham; and even a ‘Magic 8 Ball’ movie. ‘Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots’ will star Vin Diesel, and a ‘Hot Wheels’ movie is also in the works with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot.

It’s a thrilling time for us who grew up with these characters, and it looks like there’s a lot more to look forward to from the world of Mattel.

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