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Do You Think Maybe the He-Man Movie Might Not Suck?


The long-gestating live-action film version of beloved '80s cartoon series He-Man has found a director in Kung Fu Panda helmer John Stevenson. The He-Man movie — which also now has the title Masters of the Universe — will mark Stevenson's live-action directorial debut, and apparently he came on board for the project when he visited the Mattel headquarters and "was shown into a secret lair that contained the visuals created by the toymaker staff." According to him, "There was this locked bunker that you had to be escorted into. It was filled with art, some generated by the Mattel artists, and I looked around, and said, 'I get it.' We started formulating a specific vision for costumes, creatures, architecture, and the creation of a mythology and look for a whole world we'll create."

So, there's a vision of some sort here. . . right? Kinda? It might not be totally ridiculous and embarrassing? Personally, I think as long as they don't put a blond pageboy wig on Brendan Fraser and call it a day, I'll give this project the benefit of the doubt for now.

Still, I've said it before and I'll say it again: We've gotten Transformers and we're getting G.I. Joe and He-Man. Why is it all so much boy stuff? As long as we're on this ride, where is my Jem and the Holograms movie?

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wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Thundercats are on the move Thundercats are loose!Love Lion-o and Cheetara.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Thundercats are on the move Thundercats are loose! Love Lion-o and Cheetara.
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
Flames of June- I would almost piss my pants waiting in line for a Thundercats movie. Iloved that show. My boyfriend and I still watch episodes on the web and laugh at how sucky the animation is compared to cartoons today.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
My husband is eagerly anticipating this movie. He's on he-man.org all the time.
linds1019 linds1019 7 years
NO!!! I love-LOVE 80s cartoons (He-Man, She-Ra, Jem, Thundercats) and I hate that they're turning them into movies. How come no one can create anything original these days?
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 7 years
Thundercats!!!
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 7 years
Thundercats!!!
licia licia 7 years
The only way I would see this is if She-Ra was a major player :P I loved her, she was awesome! I wouldn't mind seeing a JEM movie as well as Sailor Moon! Hehe. Do men dominate the entertainment industry or something?? The guy stuff is getting a bit old..
rivrchild rivrchild 7 years
"As long as we're on this ride, where is my Jem and the Holograms movie?"Amen!Yes, let's do a casting-call for that, I'm all for it! I've been dreaming about a live-action Jem movie ever since I saw Speedracer. All those colors and the movement, oh it could be so fantastic!!
rivrchild rivrchild 7 years
"As long as we're on this ride, where is my Jem and the Holograms movie?" Amen! Yes, let's do a casting-call for that, I'm all for it! I've been dreaming about a live-action Jem movie ever since I saw Speedracer. All those colors and the movement, oh it could be so fantastic!!
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
yes, Symphonee! i LOVED sailor moon. i can think of a couple of actresses i would like to see
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I loved the first He-Man movie too. I would go see the movie in theatres because I am an 80's baby. It will probably be co-producer by Velvettea because it is going to be soo cheesy. I, personally, am waiting for the Ronin Warriors and Sailor Moon live action movie.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I used to work for Mattel and had to go to the openings of toy stores dressed as freaking Orko from He Man. I have a tiny seed of anger towards all the characters for that. You spend hours in a costume having tiny little monsters ripping you apart and not be a bit jaded!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
ps...i want to see a My Little Pony action film...i have all the cartoons @ my moms still!!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
hahaha! i used to have He-man and She-Ra dolls....i think itll be cheesey!!
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
wack - rofl! I am going to rent the original He-man movie after reading your endorsement. :)
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
THANK YOU! Jem has been waiting way too long. Perhaps you can get the ball rolling with a casting competition?
stephley stephley 7 years
"So, there's a vision of some sort here. . . right? Kinda? It might not be totally ridiculous and embarrassing? Personally, I think as long as they don't put a blond pageboy wig on Brendan Fraser and call it a day, I'll give this project the benefit of the doubt for now." You sound like a totally crushed movie-goer.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
JEM!!!!! Love it!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
There was already a He-Man movie. It starred Dolph Lungren and I loved it. I saw that freaking movie like 6 times in the theaters. Had a Dolph Lungren poster in my room. But remakes and cartoon character movies are all the rage. So I say TRY just TRY to beat a beefed up sweaty Dolph Lungren with a Swedish accent running around in the fur loincloth. TRY IT!
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