The Masters Of The Universe: Revelation Trailer Needs A Hero

Friends, one of the things about returning to the theater that I’ve had to come to terms with is a strict no cell phone policy. While we of course are allowed to use our phones during our breaks and such, it understandable why they wouldn’t want a patron to walk up to the concession stand and see someone tapping on their phone. I bring all of this up because it does mean that I manage to miss out on some pretty important pop culture news, such as the fact that Netflix released an incredible trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation a few days ago. One that like that quite impressive fan made montage trailer we shared last year featuring ‘80s cartoon heroes, makes great use of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For a Hero”. Executive Produced an co-created by Kevin Smith, prepare yourself for the first look at Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which as I understand it is a continuation of the iconic Filmation series.

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Man-At-Arms punching Trap Jaw in the side of the head, He-Man riding Stridor, Tri-Klops causing havoc while flying what looks like a Sky Sled, and an older Orko wielding far more powerful magic than we’ve seen him cast before. There is a lot to take in with that trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, but I have to say that it looks quite epic as well as fun.

You might be very interested to know that there is an embarrassment of riches in regards to the voice actors that have been tapped for the new animated series. He-Man will be voiced by Chris Wood (Supergirl) with the legendary Mark Hamill providing the voice for the infamous Skeletor. It seems to be something of an animated Batman voice actor reunion as Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) will voice Mer-Man, Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is Trap Jaw, Henry Rollins (Batman Beyond) portrays Tri-Klops, and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman) is Beast Man to point out just a few.

In all fairness, that is just the tip of the iceberg with the cast of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, but I am happy to share that Alan Oppenheimer who was the original voice of Skeletor in the Filmation series, has been included in the show as the heroic Moss Man. Thankfully we do not have too long to wait before we get to see the series itself, at least the first half of the first season. In fact while the trailer reveals that the animated show will debut on July 23rd, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Smith let it slip that an aftershow will be also be produced featuring many of the cast from the series.

We would love to hear what you think of the trailer, let us know in the comment section!

Did You Meet He-Man And Skeletor At Universal Studios In 1985?

Friends, in 1985 Mattel arranged to have characters like He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Skeletor, She-Ra, Angella, and others from the Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power toyline appear at Universal Studios Hollywood for two weeks. In addition to providing exciting photo opportunities for children and their families, if you were lucky enough to be the age of 4 to 11 when visiting the heroes and villains from Eternia and Etheria – you would receive a free action figure!

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I can only imagine how many children were lined up for the event on those two special weeks between December 21st and January 5th. To say nothing of how many figures that Mattel must have handed out during the visit of those heroes and villains. When all is said and done there is very little information to be had about the event. Besides a quick post from theStudioTour.com, which states that the event was held on two weekends between February 8th – 10th as well as February 15th – 17th. Perhaps it was popular enough that Mattel and Universal Studios brought back the event? Although that site does provide a few photographs from when He-Man and others showed up at Universal Studios, the majority of them from the Masters Cast site. If you consider yourself a fan of the Filmation Studios He-Man and The Masters of the Universe animated series, I think you need to visit the latter site and read the heartwarming post by Lioncourt. While he doesn’t discuss the Universal Studios Hollywood event, you will see a few more photographs of it, but most importantly you will be able to hear the special audio message recorded by He-Man (John Erwin) and Cringer (Alan Oppenheimer) and mailed to a then six-year-old and quite ill Lioncourt.

As that audio message will prove – both John and Alan most assuredly were worthy of the powers of Castle Grayskull.

I sincerely doubt that the 1985 Universal Studios Hollywood TV Spot aired in my neck of the woods, which might have been a small blessing as I didn’t know what I was missing. If I had access to a working time machine though, you better believe that I would take the time to pose with Man-At-Arms and He-Man. If you were lucky enough to attend the event we would love to hear about it in the comments section!