Wednesday night was monumental for fans of the He-Man franchise, as the live-action film was finally given a release date. While everything seemed on the up-and-up after the announcement, there's already some trouble afoot.
It was reported, just after the 2019 release date was announced, that McG was already out as director of Masters Of The Universe.
The Charlie's Angels director had been attached to the He-Man project since its early stages - beginning in 2016 - and he was thought to be helming the film when the release date was announced last night. Just hours after the initial report, McG was out as director.
It sounded like McG was pretty passionate about the project until his removal last night. He recently spoke with ComingSoon.net, talking about how excited he was to make the film.
"I think we want to honor the fan base, first and foremost." McG explained. "We also need to be cognizant of the incredible resonance of what Kevin Feige is doing with Marvel, and the balance of full-bodied entertainment. That it’s both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero’s journey. It’s the genesis of He-Man, it’s the becoming of He-Man. We want it to be clicking on all cylinders in that regard. We’re not going to stop until we get it right."
The sci-fi property, which initially started as a Mattel toy line in the early 80s, has become beloved by fans in the years since. The general story of the franchise follows rince Adam, who turns into the superhuman He-Man, and his quest to protect Castle Grayskull from the villainous Skeletor.
The studio will now begin its search for a new Masters Of The Universe director, and there are no reported front-runners at this time.
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