Smith loves MOTU?
Mattel wants to replace
Back in 2019 at the Power Con when the Masters of the Universe series was announced, Smith also compared his love of Masters of the
Universe to his love of DC and
am a big genre fan. I'm a big obviously DC,
Marvel universe fan. But the MOTU universe as well, Masters of the
Universe, is right along side with it."
However, Smith actually says he didn't collect any of the He-Man figures, as he was fourteen at the time, but claims he watched his friends and was fully into it:
"Unfortuntealy it came right after I stopped collecting toys, and when say stopped collecting toys, it was my mother who told me 'Your're fourteen, no more toys,' so I watched my friends buy the toys but I was fully engaged with the cartoon because I was an after school kid. So I'm well versed in the lore..."
Smith actually says Mattel's Rob
David, an executive producer on the series, is the big He-Man fan, but look what David actually says about his ideas for "progressing" the characters in a series published by
"What if there was no
Adam what would He-
Man be then? What if
Skeletor got the power?
What is the destiny of
Netflix synopsis opposite of what Kevin Smith claims
Recall that following the announcement, a rumor offered that
Teela would take over He-Man hero duties, which Smith refuted in a tweet:
As showrunner, I really could've used these story suggestions *before* we locked the scripts.
However, no - He-Man does no stepping aside and Teela has no girlfriend in our show. The storyline is pretty dark and way metal. Before
REVELATION we were calling it END OF THE UNIVERSE.
Smith also tweeted:
"I've read every
@MastersOfficial script for our shows (plus wrote a few) and viewed 4 amazing animatics. While
Teela is as present as she's always been in the
MotU adventures and she plays a big role, our series is LITERALLY all about
However, along with the new trailer,
Netflix has released a new plot synopsis which states the exact opposite of Smith's claims:
"The war for Eternia culminates in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an innovative and action- packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and
Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the
Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it's up to
Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of
Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe."
Certainly, as showrunner on the series, Kevin Smith would know the plot of the series.
The synopsis also confirms the previous big spoiler reveal and what it means for the show - in that something happens to He-Man, and
Teela will take over (most likely in
Part Two of the series).
As I have previously stated, this is just another example of Hollywood injecting its politically correct agenda at the expense of quality content and entertainment. Did anyone really think Hollywood would promote a white male - let alone blond - character in the positive?
Unlike Smith, I happen to be a big
He-Man fan and even had a letter printed in the official He-Man magazine back when I was nine years old.