Kevin Smith had unexpectedly pulled a Rian Johnson with the He-Man franchise with Masters of the Universe: Revelation back in 2021, and now he’s ready to come back with the sequel dubbed Masters of the Universe: Revolution.
The series is set to come out on Netflix later this month, and we have a new trailer. Watch this:
The official logline reads:
“The new epic chapter in the battle for Castle Grayskull. The newly mechanized Skeletor, armed with the might of Motherboard, attacks the heart of Eternia while Prince Adam grapples with a new responsibility and what that means for him as He-Man! Adam is forced to choose between the scepter or the sword, and a life as either the King or the Champion.
Meanwhile, the new Sorceress Teela searches for the secret of Snake Magic in the mists of Darksmoke to rebuild a magic realm and help He-Man hold off the greatest threat Eternia has ever faced: the return of the despot Hordak, the ruthless leader of the Horde Empire!”
We should expect the series to follow where Revelation ended, but it does seem that this show could deal with some kind of multiverse situation, what with a returning Orko fighting alongside a character who looks like the live-action movie’s Gwildor.
With Hordak also making an appearance, it’s likely that the series could be bringing in He-Man’s equivalent in the form of She-Ra—who is the nemesis of Hordak in her show.
Like I said, Kevin Smith eventually got bashed online for Revelations as it turned He-Man “woke” by telling a story focused on Teela. However, anyone who actually did watch the show thinks that it’s a great follow-up to the cartoon with fantastic treatment of the characters.
Let’s hope Revolution doesn’t get drowned in the hater content online. Catch Masters of the Universe: Revolution when it comes out on Jan. 25 on Netflix.