Actor Noah Centineo has reportedly been cast to play He-Man in Sony and Mattel’s Masters of the Universe movie based off their classic toy character He-Man.
The toy which spawned a popular kids cartoon in the 80s showed Prince Adam of Eternia using his Power Sword to transform into He-Man and protect Eternia and Castle Grayskull from the villainous Skeletor.
A previous live-action film was created with Dolph Lundgren starring as He-Man in 1987.
The new film comes from Iron Man writes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The film is expected to be directed by Adam and Aaron Nee.
Fans had overwhelmingly negative reactions to the casting of Centineo, who shot to fame after starring in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
He-Man 1987 vs. He-Man 2019. Posted without comment. pic.twitter.com/oiA0cyHmKB
— Blake Northcott 📔✨ (@BlakeNorthcott) March 21, 2019
— Bleeding Fool (@BleedingFool) March 21, 2019
— ENZO BH Nutuiter (@BHNT) March 20, 2019
— Charline Messa (@charlinemessa) March 21, 2019
It's "HE-man" not "Soy-man"
— John Marcus (@JohnMar76453530) March 20, 2019
Hire Dolph Lundgren again.
— § (@ambrosioruperez) March 20, 2019
Don’t do that to he-man
— Mary (@LeslieB2210) March 21, 2019
👀👀 He will workout to get those abs and guns up to standard. Right? @RealHughJackman worked out with the Rock to play Wolverine and boy did it work. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL. Can you say he was 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I can't see anyone else playing Wolverine right now but him.😏 pic.twitter.com/7CFnEjOiuP
— Chala M. Brooks (@ChalaBrooks) March 21, 2019
This dude looks like Wilmer valderrama more than He-Man
— Cesar (@luckylefty_94) March 20, 2019
As who????? pic.twitter.com/ZaVmhsfhQx
— It is What it is! (@Shes_deathProof) March 21, 2019
I guess Sony really wants a flop and a bomb with he-man – who is playing Skeletor? Carrot top? pic.twitter.com/A2L0aY04Un
— 🇺🇸 The Tom 🇸🇪 (@Tom_Sjolund) March 20, 2019
The Snowflake, Beta, Social Justice Warrior version.
— Brick Majors ⏳🇺🇸 (@BrickMajors) March 21, 2019
Imagining this man in a he man outfit is fucking hilarious https://t.co/MnEvEZbI0c
— 24 Frames of Nick 🔜PAX East (@mmnuck) March 20, 2019
Noah Centineo is a fine actor, but a poor choice for He-Man, a character whose primary appeal is that he is an impossibly muscle bound barbarian. He-Man needs to be portrayed by someone large, like Taylor James#MastersOfTheUniverse pic.twitter.com/FoPplewdBy
— The Cali Nerd 🔜 WonderCon (@TheCaliNerd) March 20, 2019
Some speculate that Centineo might not actually be He-Man, but Prince Adam.
I’m glad they found Prince Adam, now who is playing the strongest man in the universe?
— Manximus (@MANX38) March 20, 2019
— Mark Lapping (@Mark_Lapping) March 21, 2019
So Noah is playin Adam …ummm who playin He-Man tho pic.twitter.com/Ja6ZhZqS8m
— Tayshaun82🏳️🌈 (@Shauntuzzy) March 21, 2019
There’s at least one person who thinks there needs to be a new idea of what a He-Man is.
I’m personally all for creating a new idea of what a “He-Man” should look like. Folks smooth forgot we’re living in 2019.
— Christian St. Croix (@SaintsRiot) March 21, 2019
What do you think about Noah Centineo being reportedly cast as He-Man? Do you think he might actually be Prince Adam and they might cast someone else to play He-Man similar to what DC Entertainment is doing with Shazam!?