Many of us who came of age in the 1980s will have fond memories of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a glorified slash-action-figure-commercial Saturday morning cartoon that followed the battle between our hero He-Man and his bow -nemesis Skeletor for the fate of the planet Eternia.
Several reboots have attempted to bring He-Man back over the years, and Netflix is the latest to have a go with Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new animated series created by none other than cult director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats). .
If you had any reservations about “Silent Bob” leading the charge to bring He-Man back to our screens, you can officially take it easy – the first teaser in the series has arrived and it looks like Smith and Co. have absolutely nailed it down. Masters spirit of the universe.
Why we’re excited about Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Bringing to life by Powerhouse Animation Studios (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus), Masters of the Universe: Revelation offers a perfect evolution of the artistic style of the original series without affecting its iconic designs and color palette.
If there’s one change we’re happy to see, it’s that Prince Adam now has a much lighter build, which makes his transformation into He-Man more important than ever.
To top it off, Masters of the Universe: Revelation has assembled a fantastic voice cast, with Chris Wood (Supergirl) playing He-Man, Diedrich Bader (Harley Quinn) as Trap-Jaw, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Mer-Man, Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as Man-At-Arms, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Teela and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as Skeletor.
The first part of Masters of the Universe: Revelation will arrive on Netflix on July 23. Until then, you can kill time by lifting your Power Sword skyward and shouting “I have the power!”