As we regretfully reported back in June, there is a reboot of Master of the Universe in the works, with McG at the helm behind the camera.
He opened up about the project, which is currently at a script polishing stage, to IGN recently about the influences they'll be drawing from and he also addressed the rumour that Kellan Lutz will be playing He-Man.
With regards to the influences it looks like the Terminator: Salvation director will be casting his net pretty wide and drawing from everything and anything that was popular in the last five years.
"We also need to be cognizant of the incredible resonance of what Kevin Feige is doing with Marvel, and the balance of full-bodied entertainment. That it’s both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero’s journey. It’s the genesis of He-Man, it’s the becoming of He-Man. We want it to be clicking on all cylinders in that regard…. Obviously, we’re all cognizant of what’s going on with Game of Thrones. It’s incredible. We’re cognizant of what’s going on in Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn’s doing a great job. We’re going to try to answer the call and take it higher."
As for the Lutz rumours, McG admitted he was in contention but that they haven't officially started the casting process just yet.
"We haven’t cast the role yet, but I like Kellan very much. Obviously, we need a talented entertainer, but we also need a certain physicality, which he embodies. He’ll be considered very, very closely. We haven’t gotten to the casting process yet. Kellan’s a good guy, and we had a great meeting, and he’s passionate about He-Man, he’s passionate about the Adam story. He really knows a lot about it."