'Masters of The Universe' Gets 2019 Release Date, Loses McG As Director

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe 
     He Man And The Masters Of The Universe

While a release date is usually a sure-fire sign that a film is actually going to be made, that isn't necessarily the case with Sony.

It'll be interesting to see who Sony sets to direct this film, which one imagines will set the expectation for what kind of blockbuster this is meant to be. The studio is now meeting with other potential directors.

McG had been linked to the sci-fi fantasy reboot for over a year but has chose to take his talents to other projects, leaving the studio in a tough spot with essentially two years to put a film in the can and market it.

For fans, the more important part of Masters of the Universe might be who ends up getting the role of He-Man.

In addition to lining up a new director, Masters of the Universe also has a new writer on board, and depending on how you feel about the DC Extended Universe, it could be good or bad. The upcoming film - which will be written by Man of Steel's David S. Goyer - was previously set to set to be helmed by Charlie's Angels' McG. As for who'll be playing He-Man, there's no official word, however Kellan Lutz (remember him?) tweeted about an "exciting meeting" he had with McG previous year, so. yeah, that's probably not going to happen anymore.

Since Masters of the Universe is still early in development, we might not hear anything for a little while.

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