Dolph Lungren's made a career of playing musclebound badasses, one of his biggest and most memorable roles being He-Man from 1987's Masters of the Universe. With talk of a remake stirring around Hollywood, Lundgren revealed who he thinks should fill his shoes.
While promoting The Expendables 2, Lungdren suggested a candidate for the new film. You'd think he'd go for someone like fellow Swede Alexander Skarsgard, but instead he opted for Magic Mike—Channing Tatum.
It came out this week that there might be a new Masters of the Universe movie. Who would you pick to take over as He-Man?
"Well, let's see. You need somebody who's well built and charming, I suppose. And he can deliver a couple of lines of dialogue, I guess more than I had [laughs]. I mean, Channing Tatum? I don't know. I don't know that many young actors. But he's got a pretty good body. He's got a naturally athletic body, which you need, unless you make the guy wear a suit, like Batman. But if you need real muscles, you need somebody who is built."
The interviewer couldn't help but bring up another option. They mentioned a certain tall, blond and godly actor who's also the brother of Lundgren's Expendables co-star.
What about Chris Hemsworth? "Yeah! That's a good idea. That's a cool idea, yeah."
So you're on board?
"I'm on board. I second that opinion."
The last we heard, Jon M. Chu was in negotiations to direct the new Masters of the Universe. Oddly enough, he already has a Channing Tatum connection. The actor and director worked together on the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Are you shocked by Lundgren's pick? Who do you think should play He-Man?
(via The Huffington Post)