Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) has confirmed that he'll play Prince Adam of Eternia a.k.a. He-Man in Masters of the Universe. The upcoming live-action movie reboot will be directed by Aaron and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers), and the current draft of the script was written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man).
The Masters of the Universe franchise spans toys, comics, video games, and animated TV shows, including current ongoing Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Those who grew up in the 1980s will likely remember Filmation's cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, as well as the 1987 live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Prince Adam. A new live-action adaptation has been in the works for more than a decade, and was recently delayed again until some time in 2020. However, it looks like Masters of the Universe has finally landed its leading man.
While appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Centineo - who had previously been reported to be in talks for Masters of the Universe - confirmed that he's been cast in the role of Prince Adam a.k.a. He-Man. Centineo joked, "I have an affinity for being in my underwear," referring to his recent appearance in adverts for Calvin Klein. He added that he was excited about the role, but didn't offer any further details about the movie.
Since playing the main love interest in Netflix's romantic comedy To All the Boys I've Loved before, the 22 year-old Centineo has settled into teen movie heartthrob roles, playing the main love interest in Sierra Burgess is a Loser and the lead role in recent release The Perfect Date, where he plays a high school student who offers up his services as a fully customizable date in order to save up money for college. He'll also reprise his role as Peter Kavinsky in the upcoming To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel.
In Masters of the Universe, Centineo will play Prince Adam, heir to the throne of the planet Eternia, who leads a secret double life as the warrior hero He-Man. He has the ability to summon the power of Grayskull, giving him superhuman strength to defeat his foes - most notably the wicked Skeletor. Masters of the Universe is expected to begin filming in summer 2019, so hopefully we'll hear more casting news soon.