We have an update on Sony’s continued development of a Masters Of The Universe movie, and that update is basically it’s still being done. With yet another rewrite in the works (hopefully not waiting on Skeletor and trying to force a multi-part story out of it, as earlier news has indicated) I’m surprised Sony is still being allowed to work on it since the rights are back at Mattel. (I wonder if I can convince the right people to make it animated so you can really get the franchise’s oddities right, since Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been the only Spidey movie Sony has gotten solo praise for since Spider-Man 2?) Speaking of which, Mattel is apparently following Hasbro’s example and starting their own movie studio, with a Barbie movie being considered.
From Midnight’s Edge, here’s the latest news on He-Man and Mattel Films.
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Personally I just can’t get excited, considering how badly old kids show adaptations are right now, especially if they go from cartoon to live-action. They have a tendency to court the older fans, cater to jaded college kids while barely if it all resembling the original (thus ticking off those older fans), and leave any new kids behind in the dust by no longer making it a kids property. I can’t wait for the cries that Sesame Street needs to age with its audience. The internet already seems to insist that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple no matter what the creators officially state.
If they would remember the original demographic while still playing to the original audience (fat chance) a Wheeled Warriors or Dino-Riders movie could work. Especially Dino-Riders. People riding dinosaurs into battle? What kid wouldn’t want to watch that?