He-Man Movie Update: Eternia is … Earth?

I used to run home every day to catch the latest episodes of “Transformers” when I was a kid, but I never did that with “He-Man”, and as a result nothing about the upcoming He-Man live-action movie fills me with great excitement. But I know that’s just me, and that there are fans of the show out there who are as rabid about the Masters of the Universe guys and gals as I was about the transforming robots. Having said that, I feel your pain when it seems like The Powers That Be are going out of their way to fubar the show you know for the sake of, well, being different. That seems to be what’s happening with the upcoming He-Man movie, namely the location of Eternia…

Says IESB, who writes an open letter to He-Man’s writer, Justin Marks:

Why am I bringing this up right now? Well because I was told the current idea is to make Eternia here on Earth, kind of like a modern day Middle Earth. I don’t like this man and I am sure that fans of the franchise are not going to care for this either. As a matter of fact, I have been told that you are keeping a very similar template when comparing He-Man to your Voltron script…I am telling you, this is destined for failure.

I know the Hollywood spiel, since Voltron is taking place in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic Earth, the movie going audience is going to relate more to the material because the danger is “relatable.” This is the reason you are following the same approach to He-Man and the Eternia universe. Bad call, Ripley, bad call.

It looks like you are trying to be creative and artistic with these properties when you don’t have to be. You don’t have re-invent the wheel and fuck it up doing so.

Huh. So Eternia is here on Earth?

I don’t know how to feel about that. Do I care? Do I not? I’m confused.

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  • John

    I was one of those when i was young to watch every episode of Heman in the early 80s and i feel like this os going to turn out bad if the setting is not in Eternia itself. Eternia was part of the magic you would always see something cool about it then just will not seem the same if it is On earth that is where the queen was from all other were from eternia just not right in my opinion to set it on earth. Id like to see some shadow beasts and grundle the dragon speak to heman about his travels if he is to go to earth. Movie has to be atleat 3 hour long to even capture the full grasp of this story. No 2 hour movie can do this. Just my opinion though.

  • John

    I was one of those when i was young to watch every episode of Heman in the early 80s and i feel like this os going to turn out bad if the setting is not in Eternia itself. Eternia was part of the magic you would always see something cool about it then just will not seem the same if it is On earth that is where the queen was from all other were from eternia just not right in my opinion to set it on earth. Id like to see some shadow beasts and grundle the dragon speak to heman about his travels if he is to go to earth. Movie has to be atleat 3 hour long to even capture the full grasp of this story. No 2 hour movie can do this. Just my opinion though.

  • NuSoardGraphite

    What “F” is the point? They did that with the LAST crappy He-Man movie and it sucked major donkey-balls! They had the PERFECT He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) and the PERFECT Evil Lynn (Meg Foster) and they STILL managed to screw it up.

    If they set this new one on Earth, I’m not going anywhere near this turd of a film. Same with Voltron (which was one of my favorite cartoons. I still TiVo it now, and I’m 37!)

    Jesus…Hollywood needs to get a clue, quickly.

  • NuSoardGraphite

    What “F” is the point? They did that with the LAST crappy He-Man movie and it sucked major donkey-balls! They had the PERFECT He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) and the PERFECT Evil Lynn (Meg Foster) and they STILL managed to screw it up.

    If they set this new one on Earth, I’m not going anywhere near this turd of a film. Same with Voltron (which was one of my favorite cartoons. I still TiVo it now, and I’m 37!)

    Jesus…Hollywood needs to get a clue, quickly.

  • Theo

    Hollywood is flunking out in the “Original Ideas” department.
    Wait until I finish my book! I got some new stuff for them.

  • Theo

    Hollywood is flunking out in the “Original Ideas” department.
    Wait until I finish my book! I got some new stuff for them.

  • Lance Romance

    I enjoyed the 80`s movie with Dolph Lundgren in it. Everyone in my family and my friends I knew at that time was excited about seeing it. We were kids and enjoyed watching it over again. I agree it is long overdue to make a remake. I just saw ‘Thor’ lastnight and loved it. And could imagine what Masters of the Universe now would be like. Knowing the standards of big budget pictures now I want to see this movie made. I believe so many would go for it. Also I think Earth should have nothing to do with Eternia. And to have the film shoot in He-Mans planet would be amazing. Maybe with someone from Earth some how got transported there at the end back on Earth like in the original looking into something or space reminded of Eternia. It be bloody great to see He-Man knock out some huge beast with a single punch. To have muscle bound sword fights like in the ‘Conan’ flicks but better. No doubt Hollywood should make a new movie that satisfies all who enjoyed the cartoon and blockbuster. Aslong as they dont make it some gay kids movie and put some effort into it like most talked about movies now. Must be exciting, magical, thrilling, dangerous, horrific. It has to be magnificent! Hey I’m just another coconut from New Zealand. But trust me… somebody gots to make this happen. It should star ‘Dwayne Johnson’ too. I was going to say that guy from ‘Thor’ as He-man. But He-Man gots to be a massive guy. Leave the rest up to whoever dares make the next great movie of ‘The Masters of The Universe’.