Kevin Smith has signed on to bring back He-Man and the Masters of the Universe as an animated series called Revelation to Netflix.
Here is a look at the new He-Man series and everything you need to know about director Kevin Smith.
What is He-Man’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation?
The big news, as reported by Deadline, is that director Kevin Smith is bringing back He-Man with a new anime titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
This is a new original story but will pick up after the classic original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series ended.
The report indicates that the new Masters of the Universe: Revelation series will tie up many of the unresolved storylines from the past series and pick up the journey of characters from that original series.
There is no word yet on whether or not She-Ra: Princess of Power will play into the story with her cousin.
“In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor,” Smith said. “Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!”
For those unfamiliar with He-Man, this was a cartoon based on a toyline from the ’80s that centered on Prince Adam, a seemingly spoiled young man who actually transformed into the heroic He-Man to protect his father’s kingdom from the evil Skeletor.
A live-action movie was made in 1987 with Dolph Lundgren starring as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.
By the Power of Grayskull! I have to shower! No – I mean I have the flour! Myah! One more try: I HAVE THE POWER! Thank you @Mattel and @netflix for letting my play in your Universe! I promise: this will not be a Stinkor! #MOTU https://t.co/ysDy5N8c39
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 18, 2019
Who is Kevin Smith?
The showrunner is a massive name for millions of fans.
Kevin Smith is a filmmaker who got his break when he made an independent film in 1994 called Clerks. The movie was based on his own experience working in a convenience store while trying to kickstart a film career.
Smith paid $25,000 of his own money to make Clerks (most of the money spent on the music used in the movie) and it made him a star.
After following that up with Mallrats, a raunchy comedy ahead of its time (it came out before the mega-popular American Pie, a similarly styled comedy). Smith earned critical acclaim with his third movie, Chasing Amy.
Since then, Smith created his own in-movie world called the Askewniverse which included interconnecting movies such as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2, and this year’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
The big news is that, along with the new Jay and Silent Bob movie, Kevin Smith is getting his second chance at a TV show (he also created an animated version of Clerks).
Kevin Smith almost died last year after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 47. He recovered, lost a ton of weight, and it moving on with his career with a new lease on life.
Kevin Smith weight loss… pic.twitter.com/iKCbeni12s
— The Bonfire (@TheBonfireSXM) August 28, 2018
Masters of the Universe: Revelation will air on Netflix.
Shawn Lealos is a freelance writer who loves everything geek, from comics and movies to genre TV and wrestling. He is also a published author, with a book titled Dollar Deal.