Mike O'Hearn Has Not Been Cast As He-Man, But Wants The Role

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Professional bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn is hoping to drop some weight in order to get cast as He-Man/Prince Adam in the forthcoming Masters of the Universe movie...but despite what you might have heard online, it hasn't happened yet.

It all started on Instagram, where O'Hearn said his goal was to drop some weight in order to more look the part...and then somebody took him at his word and apparently posted that he'd already been cast, touching off a round of rumors that O'Hearn himself had to quash.

You can check out both the first and second posts below.

I want to thank all the supporters for sending good vibes in hopes I get the role of He-Man. I am working hard everyday so when the opportunity presents itself, I'll be ready. It's pretty exciting that Hollywood is talking or has my name on their lips when it comes to this role. The support from the fans is incredibly helpful and really adds confidence to my belief that I'm the right man for it. I've been close to large rolls before like Superman and the follow up to The Scorpion King. Hollywood has talked about me in the past for other superhero roles such as Captain America long before Chris Evans booked it. (He did a great job as Captain America). More than just having the look of he-man, I need to stay in class and keep working with the theatrics. Superstar actor and friend Jonathan Schaech @johnschaech is also going to work with me on making sure that my acting is on point. All I can do is keep working to make sure that I am prepared to book this role and do an amazing job! Thank you again for all of your support. To be clear, I do not have the role yet. The Internet is flattering but you can't believe everything you see on there. Again thank you for all of your support! #HeManTheMovie #HeMan #heman

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Very little is yet known about the Masters of the Universe movie, the first attempt at a live-action feature film for the franchise since the notoriously-panned 1987 version starring Dolph Lundgren.

Thor: The Dark World's Chris Yost will co-write the screenplay and the film is expected along in 2017.