Nicholas Galitzine Cast as He-Man in “Masters of the Universe” Live-Action Adaptation

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Nicholas Galitzine to Bring Beloved Hero He-Man to Life on the Big Screen

In a move that’s set to thrill fans of the iconic franchise, actor Nicholas Galitzine has been cast as He-Man in the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Masters of the Universe.” The 29-year-old star, known for his roles in “The Idea of You” and “Red, White & Royal Blue,” will don the blonde locks and battle-ready attire of the legendary barbarian from the planet Eternia.

Directed by Travis Knight, the highly anticipated film is being co-produced by Amazon MGM Studios and Mattel Films. Chris Butler has penned the screenplay, with earlier drafts by David Callaham and the Nee brothers. The movie is scheduled for release on June 5, 2026, concluding a long and winding journey to the big screen.

First introduced via action figures in 1982, the “Masters of the Universe” franchise has a rich history spanning animated series, film adaptations, and numerous spin-offs. The character of He-Man, with his unparalleled strength and unwavering dedication to justice, has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. Galitzine’s role as He-Man follows a series of previous casting rumors involving Kyle Allen and Noah Centineo.

Galitzine is thrilled to take on the iconic role, expressing his excitement in a heartfelt Instagram post: “By the Power of Greyskull, I HAVE THE POWER I am so beyond proud to announce that I will be playing Adam, Prince of Eternia in ‘Masters of the Universe’.” The actor’s enthusiasm is matched by Julie Rapaport, head of film production and development at Amazon MGM Studios, who stated, “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.”

Mattel Films’ President Robbie Brenner added, “Mattel Films is proud to work with Amazon and team up again with the incredibly Courtney Valenti to bring ‘Masters of the Universe’ to the big screen. We are thrilled to be producing alongside the highly respected and prolific Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, with the visionary Travis Knight and the charismatic and talented Nicholas Galitzine, our Prince Adam/He-Man!”

With Galitzine’s casting, the long-awaited “Masters of the Universe” film is set to captivate audiences once again, bringing the epic battles and heroic deeds of He-Man to life in a fresh and exciting way.

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