Sony has pushed its live-action Masters of the Universe film until next year.
The move isn't entirely surprising given that the film was slated to hit theaters on December 18. This date would've been rather hard to hit considering the film hasn't entered production. Now, the film is set to hit theaters sometime next year, although Sony has not yet announced a proper release date. The news comes after To All the Boys I've Loved Before actor Noah Centineo was announced to be in talks to take on the role of He-Man in the long-gesturing film.
Sony has been developing a live-action Masters of the Universe film since the studio secured the rights from Mattel in 2009, but the project has continually been hit with various setbacks throughout the years. Initially, Jon M. Chu was in talks to direct the film in 2012. However, things ended up stalling there, which led to McG (Charlie's Angels) signing on in 2016 to helm the feature. Like Chu, McG would leave the project and in 2017, it was announced that David S. Goyer had been brought on to both write and direct the feature. And while he came pretty close to helming it, Goyer officially left the project last year, although it was said he'd still serve as an executive producer on the project.
This led to up-and-coming directors Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers) signing on to direct the film last April. Following the addition of the Nee brothers, Men in Black: International writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have penned the most recent draft of the script.
Sony's Masters of the Universe will hit theaters sometime in 2020.
(via Screen Rant)