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Nicholas Galitzine to play He-Man in new live-action ‘Masters of the Universe’

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Nicholas Galitzine to play He-Man in new live-action ‘Masters of the Universe’

Nicholas Galitzine has been cast as He-Man in the live-action Masters movie from Mattel and Amazon MGM Studios, directed by Travis Knight. Knight will direct from a screenplay by Chris Butler, with 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. 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.

Galitzine recently starred in the Amazon MGM rom-com The Idea of You with Anne Hathaway as well as the young adult adaptation of Red, White, & Royal Blue. He was also recently featured in the Showtime series Mary & George.   

Julie Rapaport, head of film production and development at Amazon MGM Studios, said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to bring the beloved Masters of the Universe to life and couldn’t be more excited to announce the immensely talented Nicholas Galitzine as our He-Man. Joining forces with director Travis Knight, Mattel, and Escape Artists, this reintroduction of the character and his universe will be an epic film that will delight audiences from here to Eternia.”

No plot details or additional casting have been announced yet. Amazon MGM’s Masters will have its worldwide theatrical release on June 5, 2026.

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