Masters of the Universe coming in November 2020

Masters of the Universe: Revelation is coming to Netflix in late 2020, most likely mid November.

Why mid-November?

Three reasons:

#1. They have confirmed that the new He-Man show will be released in "late 2020".
#2. When they released season 1 of the new Netflix version of She-Ra it came out on November 13th 2018, so a mid-November release seems likely.
#3. Netflix prefers to release family themed or holiday themed productions in December, and likewise more Halloween themed production in September or October. Being neither a November release seems more likely.

I must admit I am rather excited about this.

I grew up playing with He-Man toys, and since I had a younger sister she likewise had her She-Ra toys so we played together, making up stories with them. Playing with such toys influenced me as a storyteller.

Masters of the Universe / He-Man is one of the reasons why I eventually became a fantasy writer. When I was 5 years old I was obsessed with strongman type characters / actors:
  • He-Man
  • Mr T (from the A-Team)
  • The Mighty Hercules (the old 1960s series)
  • Superman
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Sylvester Stallone

Years later when I met Hulk Hogan on the streets of Toronto I asked him about Mr T and when it became evident that I was more interested in Mr T than Hulk Hogan himself I think I made him upset... I don't think he likes me.

But you have to understand that Mr T had a huge influence on me when I was about 5 years old. I had a Mr T pillow case and blankets, a Mr T jigsaw puzzle, Mr T shirts, and various other items that declared "this kid is a big Mr T fan".

And I certainly was not alone. Mr T and other "strongman" types was very popular in the 1980s.

When I grew up my interest in strongman characters did not diminish.

I began writing my Wrathgar stories in 2003 and later my Wulfric the Wanderer stories, which I started writing in 2007.

I have read all of the Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp, Lin Carter, Robert Jordan and others.

When new Rocky and Rambo films come out in the movie theatre, guess who is there watching them? Me.

To me these strongman characters are a subgenre all their own, and I love them.

As an adult and now a parent I also happen to like the wholesomeness of these stories. I look forward to my son watching He-Man and old episodes of the A-Team.

There is also similar stories I find attractive too. The characters are less of a strongman stereotype, but I still find value in them.
  1. Magnum P.I.
  2. Simon and Simon.
  3. Bobby Ewing (Dallas).
  4. Indiana Jones.
  5. James Bond.
  6. John McClane (Die Hard).
The stories are more mature, but the wholesome quality of such storytelling has a particular punch with the mass audience. There is a reason Die Hard is now a Christmas Classic.

Could you imagine if Sylvester Stallone made another Expendables film and he got Arnold, Bruce Willis, and Mr T in it?

And for fun... Mr T should play the President of the United States. And they make it a Christmas themed film just like Die Hard is.

But that will never happen. If it does it means I have died and gone to heaven.

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