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Finally and after so many rumors and speculation, Netflix premiered the first teaser for “Masters of the Universe: Revelation”, The new animated series inspired by He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from 1983.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation”Is a sequel to the eighties series, that is, it will focus on unresolved stories from the original production and will also lead to the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor. This consists of 10 episodes and will be divided into two parts, the first of which will be released on July 23.

About the plot, Kevin Smith, its director and showrunner recently said in an interview to Entertainment Weekly:

“Narratively, our series is planned as the next episode of the legendary animated series of the 80s that aired between 1983 and 1985. It is a continuation of that story. We are going to play with the mythology and the original characters, revisit and delve deeper into the plots that remained to be resolved ”.

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And on the long-awaited encounter between He-Man and Skeletor, Smith added: “We can see them engage not only in clash of swords, but in much deeper conversations than we have ever seen them before. It’s not just like these two guys (He-Man and Skeletor) have been trying to hit each other for decades. “

Birth of the project

“Masters of the Universe: Revelation” began to see the light of day in late 2019. That year, Smith said at the then annual Power-Con convention who would write the series alongside Eric Carrasco, Tim Sheridan, Diya Mishra and Fatman Beyond co-host Marc Bernardin.

At the time, Smith revealed that the redesign of the current anime would not be so far from the original, which gave a reassurance to fans who were eager to know at least some sketch of this new version.

Teela and Evil Lyn EVIL in a scene from chapter 1 of " Masters of Universe".
Teela and Evil Lyn EVIL in a scene from chapter 1 of “Masters of Universe”.

In an August 2020 tweet, Smith explained that the updated version, by Powerhouse Animation, is a completely different and engaging experience. He praised the history and artistry of the show, saying that while it has to go through reviews, it’s already a fantastic show that he’s really looking forward to.

About the news that this new installment of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation”We can add that it will include characters such as Scare Glow and He-Ro from Mattel toys, who never appeared in the original animated series, as well as Lt. Andra, who appeared in the Star Marvel comics.

The voices

The English version of the series will be voiced by Chris Wood (He-Man), Mark Hamill will play Skeletor, Lena Headey will play Evil-Lyn, Sarah Michelle Gellar will play Teela, Alicia Silverstone will play Queen Marlena, Kevin Conroy will lend. his voice to Mer-Man and Alan Oppenheimer, a legend in voice acting, will lend his to the character of Moss-Man.

The original version

He-Man and The Masters of The Universe“, Known in Latin America as” He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, “was an animated series produced by Filmation and was based on the line of toys created by Mattel Masters of The Universe.

The show ran for two years, from 1983 to 1985 and had 180 episodes divided into two parts.

The original plot of “”He-Man and The Masters of The Universe”Revolves around the conflict between He-Man and the villain Skeletor, on the planet Eternia. The first must prevent the second from conquering the mysterious fortress of Grayskull Castle and will do so thanks to their abilities and powers as well as the help of a series of characters.

The synopsis of the new series, in the words of Europa Press describes the plot that we will see as of July 23 on Netflix: “The war for Eternia culminates in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up the story where iconic characters left off decades ago. After a catastrophic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets shattering them, it’s up to Teela to rally the fractured band of heroes to solve the mystery of the lost Sword of Power – in what will be a race against time – to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe. ” .

Poster of the new Masters of Universe.
Poster of the new Masters of Universe.