Kevin Smith has seen the first teaser trailer Master of the Universe: Revelation, and he calls it phenomenal F’ing. Apparently we’ll see soon. As any 80s kid knows, the announcement that one of their favorite shows remembered with nostalgic affection is rebooting with the same mixed feelings as being told their dead cat is alive again, but it came through Stephen King’s Pet Semetary. This time it sounds like Kevin Smith might be digging in another graveyard.
With recent rate such as Thundercats Roar! being destroyed by fans of the original for going completely off-grid in terms of style and tone, and, despite a much warmer response, the Netflix resurgence of She-Ra: Princess of Power still making too many changes to properly appease the old fan base, it was with a degree of trepidation that fans approached the upcoming Masters of The Universe reboots. Yes, reboot as there are more than one.
Kevin Smith stands behind the first of these, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which thus far appears to have kept the house guard’s fire off while piquing the interest of newer audiences. While the first images and the promotional bandwagon of the toy line have been released, we’ve yet to see a trailer for the upcoming series.
Smith revealed this week that he has seen the first trailer and seems more than happy with the results, boding well for those hoping for a return to the classic Eternia of the 80s. The original He-Man and The Masters of The Universe series ran from 1983 to 1985 and ended after 130 episodes and millions of toy sales, but its legacy has endured a horrible, yet cult classic, starring Dolph Lundgren, a few lukewarm reboots and decades of rumors about a new film set in various stages of production, but never fully blossom.
Smith, who works as an executive producer for the new series, with the voice talent of the likes of Mark Hamill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey and Kevin Conroy, has always said that he is a huge fan of the original series, and that Revelation is not so much a reboot as a continuation and climax of that show. In his recent Fatman Beyond podcast, Smith couldn’t praise enough about everything about the trailer he’s seen, from the artwork to the voice cast and production, all in all, it’s “phenomenal.” But this time he didn’t cry. He had this to say on the podcast.
“I saw the teaser trailer … it’s phenomenally f ** king. It takes about a minute and a half. They found a piece of music that is absolutely mwha! … It’s great. Like I know this f ** king. series in and out, and I went back and started watching it again … It’s a great place. So I can’t say when you’re going to see it, but if I see it now, it’s coming pretty soon. “
Stills of what is believed to be the said trailer have been released in recent days, and with the show debuting on July 23, it’s not that generous to expect the trailer to be released very soon.
While very few details have been released about the plot of the series, Smith has said it is a “focus on the iconic characters’ unresolved stories, picking up where they left off decades ago.” To fans of the original, this all seems like a very positive step towards what could turn out to be the best-received reboot of a franchise of the past decade, and a note for those looking to reboot other nostalgic series in the future. This story has its origins in Fatman Beyond.
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