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‘Masters of the Universe’ Casts ‘Idea of You’ Star Nicholas Galitzine as He-Man

By Mia Galuppo

May 29, 2024

Masters of the Universe has found its He-Man.

Nicholas Galitzine, who recently starred in Amazon MGM rom-com The Idea of You, has been cast in the studio’s live-action Masters movie, which has Travis Knight set to direct.

Knight will direct from a screenplay by Chris Butler. Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner and Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing.

Masters centers on Price Adam of Eternia who, thanks to his Power Sword, turns into He-Man and is embued with superhuman strength and abilities, which he uses to defend his native planet and Castle Grayskull.

Masters has been dated by Amazon for a worldwide theatrical release on June 5, 2026.

Mattel’s Masters of the Universe brand was first introduced in 1982 via a line of action figures and later, in 1983, became the beloved animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. A Masters movie has had a long development history in Hollywood, moving from Sony to Netflix to Amazon MGM, with several filmmakers and stars attached. (Noah Centineo was previously taped to play He-Man when the film was at Netflix.)

For his part, Galitzine has a long relationship with Amazon. Prior to co-starring in rom-com The Idea of You with Anne Hathaway, he was in the young adult adaptation Red, White, & Royal Blue, which is getting a sequel from the studio. He was also in the Amazon title Cinderella, the movie musical that starred Camila Cabello.

Galitzine, who was recently in Showtime series Mary & George, is repped by the UK’s Curtis Brown Group, WME, Anonymous Content, and Gang Tyre.

Butler is repped by UTA and attorney Rob Szymanski.