A Very Busy (and Hunky) Noah Centineo Will Not Be 'He-Man'

Friday April 30, 2021

Noah Centineo
Noah Centineo  (Source:Associated Press)

With two upcoming film projects, Noah Centineo is a busy young actor. But one role he will not be playing is that of He-Man in the planned "Masters of the Universe" movie, Collider reports. The 24-year-old actor has been in talks for some time to play the role, but "Collider has exclusively learned that Centineo has exited the project, forcing the filmmakers back to square one."

Centineo, who has been bulking up in the past few months, was in the running to play Prince Adam, a.k.a. He-Man, who is the most powerful man in the universe in the film adaptation of the popular animated series and toy line from the 1980s.

"Running from 1983 to 1985, the original animated series followed Prince Adam, an heir to the Eternia throne who possessed the Power Sword, a weapon that allowed him to transform into the most powerful person in the universe, He-Man," writes Collider. "The series spawned a 1987 live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella."

The upcoming film is to be co-produced by Sony Pictures and Mattel Films and is being written by Aaron and Adam Nee ("Band of Robbers"), who are also scheduled to direct.

Centineo is currently involved in the DC movie "Black Adam," which pairs him with Dwayne Johnson that he begins working on three weeks, which he posted on Instagram. Johnson plays the title character with Centineo as the Atom Smasher. "He is also attached to star in the streamer's untitled 'GameStop' movie from Oscar winner Mark Boal, and he just signed on to star in an untitled CIA spy thriller series from executive producer Doug Liman," Collider adds. "Those come on the heels of Centineo's work in Netflix's 'To All the Boys' trilogy, as well as starring roles in the streamer's original movies 'The Perfect Date' and 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.'"