On the Mt. Rushmore of '80s cartoons sit four heads: Optimus Prime, Cobra Commander, Lion-O, and He-Man. And because we delight in taking the pop culture that we love and seeing if we can fit boring flesh humans into it, we've adapted these landmarks into live-action films. Transformers is the most successful, with five movies and one upcoming spinoff. G.I. Joe was moderately successful, with two movies. As soon as we can convince Mark Wahlberg to wear the mane, I'm sure a Thundercats movie will be greenlit. And back in the '80s, we got a Masters Of The Universe film, which most people remember for being the cinematic equivalent of watching a senior citizen fall down.
But the '80s were the '80s, and you can't expect modern kids with their cellphones and Spotify accounts and communist manifestos to watch a grandpa movie from 1987. You gotta update it and make it relevant again. You gotta make the special effects be state of the art. And you gotta get David S. Goyer, God King of Adapting s**t from Your Childhood, to direct it.
This is basically my way of telling you that Goyer, esteemed director of Blade: Trinity, is in talks to direct a new Masters Of The Universe film. If you don't know who Goyer is, he's the guy who also wrote or co-wrote Dark City, the good first two Blade movies, and Batman Begins. Hey, Batman Begins is no slouch. That bad cop was all like "I swear to God!" and Batman was all like "SWEAR TO ME," and that cop just s**t falafel everywhere because he was so scared. Solid movie, Batman. You did good.