‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

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‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Deadline August 18, 2019:
Kevin Smith Unveils Plans For ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Anime Series At Netflix
Dino-Ray Ramos wrote:By the power of Grayskull, Kevin Smith has taken a metaphorical Power Sword to help bring a new animated series based on the He-Man. The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot director surprised fans at Power-Con in Anaheim on Sunday to share the news of his new Netflix anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which will be an original story based on the world of Mattel’s classic ’80s era He-Man toy franchise.

Smith will serve as the executive producer and showrunner of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a limited series which focuses on the unresolved storylines of the classic series, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off decades ago.

“I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe,” said Smith. “In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!”

The series will be produced by Mattel Television with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and author of He-Man: the Eternity War, serving as an executive producer on the series. They have also assembled a team of impressive writers that will include Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas). Animation for the series is being done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania).

Netflix is also home to She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. In the original ’80s series, the titular princess is the sister of He-Man. No word yet on whether or not the two series will crossover. In addition to She-Ra, Master of the Uinverse: Revelation adds to Netflix’s growing slate of anime content from around the world. This includes Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Aggretsuko and Ultraman.
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:34 pm

Pick up where the 80s show left off? Why? The show was plotless and had no character development whatsoever. Meanwhile, the 2002 series had many plots and lots of character development that got unresolved by premature cancelation. If any He-Man series deserves a continuation it is THAT one!
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby klen7 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:02 pm

^ but nobody watched that one
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:08 pm

^ Many fans in the older demographic did. I own the series on DVD and probably have watched it no less than a dozen times. It is darn near perfect. It's not that *Nobody watched it*, it's just that kids of that time seemingly did not want it because CN was indoctrinating kids so that now, some 15 years later, Good Action cartoons are all but dead, and all they have are dumb ass comedies for kids with ADD, or things that are much, much worse that I cant go into detail in on these forums.

It's a novel idea to try to create a new MoTU series that is *what fans my age have always wanted*. But that promise dosen't usually pan out for the most part. Unfortunately, as I've discovered, you really can't go back. The climate today will either make this show hated, or it will be forced to change to satisfy the vocal minority.

I've changed my outlook recently and finally came to the realization that, of the half-dozen or shows that were all cancelled pre-maturely that I truly loved-
2002 MoTU
2010 Avengers EMH
2011 Thundercats
2012 Green Lantern (as some examples)

I'd rather have them stay gone, rather than come back and be ruined such as as is the case with Voltron, She-Ra, and now, sadly even Young Justice
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby XvGojira » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:26 pm

So it's going to be just as campy as the original? Are going to get another Christmas special with Skeletor? Are there going to be post-episodes lessons about not taking candy from strangers or whatever the lesson of that episode was supposed to be about? Although He-man and Orco declining weed from animated Eternia versions of Jay and Silent Bob does strike me as funny but also something that wouldn't happen, even with Kevin Smith's involvement.

I honestly don't think a continuation of the original will work in this day and age. Continuing off the 2000's series seems a tad more feasible, as, in my eyes, that seems to be what the majority of the now adult fans would want. Although with it being a on a new platform a new series, not being reliant on the audience having watched either of the previous series, would be for the best.

That said, it does sound better than Thundercats Roar. Which has that been canceled yet? I haven't heard a peep about it since the disastrous announcement trailer? Holy cow, that was only a year ago, I thought it was longer than that like two years or so. Hmmm. Headlines from Google still say its releasing in 2019 but actual date. God willing that won't see the light of day.
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:16 am

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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:46 am

After pondering it for a while. I'm still concerned. Kevin Smith isn't really known for doing anything kid friendly. We don't need/I don't want an R-rated He-Man, and that is my fear of the direction that this may go... I mean the animation for Castlevania is amazing , but the content is not my thing. Even if it is set in the original Filmation continuity, if the *feel* is like that of the 2002 MOTU series, that would be the best possible outcome. Call me skeptical, but I don't think we are going to get that. Its going to be one extreme or the other, because unfortunately Kevin Smith isn't really well known for telling stories that fit any sort of conventional wisdom.
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby Dai » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:07 am

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That sounds an awful lot like He-Man is only going to be in the first couple of episodes. Correct me if I'm forgetting my MotU lore here, but Adam can't transform without the Sword of Power, right? Maybe the idea is that Adam will have to learn to be a leader without relying on the sword, or maybe it really will be as Teela-centric as that blurb makes it sound. Regardless, I'll be interested to see what direction this goes in.
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Re: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’

Postby daikaijusaurus » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:14 pm

I think they should've titled this Teela and the Masters of the Universe. :roll:

I'm a big He-Man fan, but I really don't have any confidence in this project. Obviously it's too early to judge, but just from Keven Smith being involved and the blurb sounding like this is going to be a Teela show instead of you know...He-Man...it doesn't sound good to me at all.
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