After being lined up to appear as He-Man, and then watching as the movie languished in Development Hell for three years, Noah Centineo has exited Masters of the Universe at Sony Pictures and Mattel Films.
After his breakthrough in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Centineo had been in the frame for this since near the inception of this version of the character. He was about to finalize the deal to play Prince Adam and his alter-ego He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
So now who will fight the evil Skeletor to save the planet Eternia, and protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull while owning a cat, wearing either pink or bondage gear and short shorts, having a suspiciously close relationship with an older man sporting a Village People moustache and having a “fabulous” secret that is revealed when he grasps his weapon? No idea!
Collider broke the news. The actor’s agent confirmed:
“…he is no longer attached to that project”.
The movie is apparently still happening. Aaron and Adam Nee will write and direct. It will probably get another re-write after David S. Goyer wrote an early draft, followed by Christopher Yost, Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.
Centineo is currently filming Black Adam with The Rock and will also appear in the untitled GameStop movie from Oscar winner Mark Boal. He is also lining up a Doug Liman-led spy thriller so his dance card is pretty full.