The grown man who continues to identify as McG is in talks with Sony to direct the long, long, long in development Masters of the Universe movie. As io9's resident gonzo He-Man fan, I have long been of the opinion that no live-action movie can possibly live up to my unreasonably high expectations; it’s almost…
Here’s some further proof that the full The Force Awakens trailer model works for everything: Masters of the Universe recut into the same trailer style makes it look awesome. So much better than the Inception model.
For this weekend’s Sunday Matinee, we’re going back to 1987 for Masters of the Universe. This live action adaptation of the Mattel franchise was a critical box office failure, but for b-movie campiness? You can’t get much better.
There have been a lot of screenwriters hired to pen a live-action movie adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but none of theme have managed to turn the story of a tan, mostly naked barbarian/bodybuilding enthusiast for modern audiences. But I have high hopes for the newest writer to take it on.
... for your wall. Ever wanted to basically do what Skeletor never could? Now’s your chance! Well, as long as you have a rather ludicrous amount of money, this massive head of poor Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe could be yours to mount above your fireplace in a mixture of sadness and pride.
When we ranked the original Masters of the Universe figures, you knew the Princess of Power figures were also coming, right? Sure, She-Ra’s toyline wasn’t quite as epic as her brother He-Man’s, but it was still awesome. It’s just that some figures were more awesome than others.
The most powerful man in the universe was also part of the greatest toyline in the universe. MotU’s giant, wildly varied assortment of heroes and villains set it apart from its ‘80s counterparts — admittedly, some more so than others. So here are all 60 original action figures, scientifically ranked by awesomeness.
Details on the live-action Masters of the Universe movie have been scarce to say the least, but the Senior VP of Production at Sony/Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, just tweeted this extremely impressive picture of He-Man's steed Battle Cat. What could it be other than concept art from the movie?
What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted. Here's everything you never knew about the making of Conan.
An action figure gives us a close-up look at Age of Ultron's Iron Man suit, plus a better look at Ultron. Learn more about Agent Carter's mythology. And take a good look at Powers' cast. Plus, has Doctor Who started hiring directors for season nine? Spoilers now!Yoga Hosers Avengers: Age of UltronProject Almanac…
It was roughly 35 years ago that Mattel decided to do its own action-adventure toyline, to make up for its decision not to do Star Wars toys in 1977. In an exclusive excerpt from the book The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, we've got exclusive early sketches, plus the first He-Man pitch memo!
Skeletor can't be an easy boss to work for. Check out this collection of his greatest insults, most of which are directed at his own incompetent minions. I'd say Beast-Man and the others have a case for harassment, but who are they going to complain to? It's not like Trap-Jaw runs Snake Mountain's HR department.
It probably shouldn't shock anyone to realize that any franchise whose main character was named "He-Man" was, in fact, kind of ridiculous. But somehow the Masters of the Universe toys, cartoons and movie managed to exceed all expectation of weirdness. Here are a dozen bizarre He-facts that you've probably forgotten…
Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science…
The first Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews are out, and they warn that it "gets itself tangled." Karen Gillan talks Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. And Gwendoline Christie previews Brienne and Cersei's upcoming confrontation on Game of Thrones. Spoilers now!
The He-Man movie has been languishing in development hell for almost a decade now, and I don't really know if that's ever going to change, But just in case, Fox has tapped three potential directors for the theoretical film, and they are totally not who you'd expect.
Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons might be playing a very crucial Star Wars character. Sony might be looking for a director to bring the Masters of the Universe film out of limbo. Find out who could be playing Kyle Reese in Terminator 5. Damon Lindelof hopes that character trumps mythology in The Leftovers. Plus, sneak…
The Hollywood Reporter reports from Hollywood that the long-in-development Masters of the Universe has a new scriptwriter — namely Terry Rossio, the co-writer of big-budget movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger and the Zorro films — but G.I. Joe 2's Jon M. Chu is no longer attached to direct.
Alex Jones, a.k.a. "Orion Pax", is a well-known Lego customizer who's just finished his magnum opus as far as I'm concerned — a nearly complete, shockingly accurate, and thoroughly awesome Lego version of practically the entire Masters of the Universe toyline, including the figures, vehicles and even the playsets!
I am a He-Man fan. A huge one. The amount of money I’ve spent on Masters of the Universe toys, new and old, is frankly tragic. Of all my favorate franchises — Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Saga, Avengers, whatever — it is by far my favorite. So please understand I’m not saying this lightly: There should never, ever be…