News From Eternia: Masters of the Universe Reboot Pushed to 2020

The long gestating Masters of the Universe reboot just got a schedule push. Initially scheduled for a late 2019 release, Sony has now opted to move the franchise relaunch to 2020 to allow more time for production. Considering the long running fandom behind He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, it at least shows that they have some respect for the fans and the source material. With a summer production slate set, they're now looking into next year for the long awaited return of the brand that was initially launched in the '80s.

After the departure of David Goyer, Aaron and Adam Nee took over as the directors on the project. They were also handed full control of an updated screenplay that was initially drafted by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Sony is looking to spawn a full cinematic universe with the new Masters of the Universe, hence they're taking their sweet time with the project. 

In the film, He-Man will once again do battle with his nemesis Skeletor to protect his home planet from the villain's evil plans. 

The first Masters of the Universe movie hit in the mid-'80s and starred Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella as He-Man and Skeletor. Due to budgetary restraints, the movie was a distinct flop that moved from their home planet to the streets of Earth.