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New "He-Man' star Nicholas Galitzine poses for a photo at a red carpet premiere for his movie "The Idea of You'. He wears a grey suit and stands in front of a pink wall.

Nicholas Galitzine to Star as He-Man in Live-Action Film

Nicholas Galitzine has confirmed the news – he’ll play He-Man in the new live-action film, Masters of the Universe.

The actor, who has been delighting audiences in a slew of films lately including Red White & Royal Blue, The Idea of You and Cinderella. says it’s a dream role:

“By the Power of Grayskull, I HAVE THE POWER!” he posted on Instagram.

“I’m so beyond proud to announce that I will be playing Adam, Prince of Eternia in ‘Masters of the Universe’. It has been a dream for so long to play someone of his heart, humour and heroism. I cannot wait to get started.”

 

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Amazon MGM Studios and Mattel who are behind the film, have announced that Travis Knight will serve as director with Chris Butler writing the screenplay after initial drafts were written by David Callaham, and Aaron and Adam Nee.

What will the new Masters of the Universe movie be about exactly? Well, plot details are currently being kept under wraps so we’ll have to wait to find out. No doubt, there will be some displays of super-human strength and some battles with Skeletor, just like in the original cartoon.

“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,” said Julie Rapaport, head of film production and development at Amazon MGM Studios.

“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.”

There’s no word yet on other cast members but with characters such as She-Ra, Skeletor and Teela set to be filled, we’re guessing it will be an epic group!

The film is expected in theatres June 5, 2026.

(Feature Image Credit: Nicholas Galitzine photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com)

 

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.