Earlier this year, rumours started circulating that 22-year-old actor Noah Centineo had been cast to play ’80s icon He-Man (the alter ego of Prince Adam of Eternia) in an upcoming reboot of Masters Of The Universe. During a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, The Perfect Date actor and Calvin Klein underwear model confirmed the casting news.
“Is this a true rumour? I heard that you might be. Are you playing He-Man?” Fallon asks in the interview.
“Yes,” Noah Centineo replied with a big smile. “Masters of the Universe!”
“I have an affinity for being in my underwear. I don’t know what it is,” he jokingly adds.
The upcoming live-action movie reboot will be directed by Aaron and Adam Nee, with a script penned by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man).
The franchise, which spans toys, comics, video games, and animated TV shows, was largely popular in the ’80s and even spawned a feature film starring Dolph Lundgren.
Those who grew up in the ’80s will likely remember Filmation’s cartoon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The character has the ability to summon the power of Grayskull, granting He-Man superhuman strength to defeat his enemies, most notably Skeletor, his arch nemesis.
It seems He-Man is finally set to make his big screen return. Now, all we need is casting news for Skeletor.