Sony's Masters of the Universe has been in the making for some time now, and now there's a good chance the movie might end up on Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter reports an article claiming that Sony Pictures President Tom Rothman is considering selling the project to this streaming network instead of releasing it to theaters. At these times, THR says negotiations between Sony and Netflix are in the beginning stages, though if the deal goes through, Sony could be the first major studio to make a pact with one of the largest streaming services.
After a long wait, Sony's Masters of the Universe, starring Noah Centineo (To All the Boys Loved Before) as He-Man, has been released on March 2021. Fans of this fantasy franchise were delighted with the news that He-Man is back in theaters, though now it seems like Sony is not sure about gambling on the success of the project. If the movie is sold to Netflix, it means that Sony will certainly earn something from it. However, if Masters of the Universe turns out to be a hit, it could be Sony's head. It all comes down to quality and audacity, and unfortunately for He-Man and the company, Sony is shaken when it comes to gambling on the mass appeal of the movie.
As far as we're concerned, selling Masters of the Universe movie to Netflix sounds like a good idea to us. Finally, this streaming platform is already in the possession of the animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which will launch its fourth season on Netflix on November 05 this year. Better yet, Netflix is making an animated He-Man series called Masters of the Universe: Revelation with Kevin Smith as the creator. Smith's animated Prince Adam animated adventures plan to continue where the original animated series has stood, which has remained the pinnacle of pop culture for generations.
He-Man, aka Prince Adam, is the heir to the throne of Eternia. With his magical Power Sword in his hands, Prince Adam can transform himself into He-Man to defend his kingdom and Castle Grayskull, the source of his powers, from the evil sorcerer Skeletor and his group.
Adam and Aaron Nee (Band of Robbers) will direct the film as scripted by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Men in Black: International).