In the long list of "movies we wish could've happened" we now have a new entry: Masters of the Universe, if it was done horror-style! That concept was put into visual form by artists Paul Gerrard (via BD), who is currently handling conceptual designs on the Hellboy reboot:
We wanted to test your Masters of the Universe knowledge, so we didn't label the artwork with names - but here's the list of He-Man villains depicted here, from top to bottom:
- Trap Jaw
Seriously though: this horror-style Masters of the Universe is a much more exciting prospect than the planned Sony reboot film, which has McG attached to it. The idea of He-Man being a one-man-army holding back an entire dark wave of supernatural monsters would instantly make the franchise more relevant and thrilling than it has been in years. More to the point: it would be an edgy and unexpected idea for a reboot, more in line with what Fox did with its recent X-Men movies.
In other words: it's the sort of risk we wish someone would actually take.
Last we heard, Sony's Masters of the Universe reboot was slated for release on December 18, 2019.