Last time we checked in on the Masters of the Universe, we heard writer/director David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Krypton) was in talks to direct the big-screen reboot, from a script he’d written for Sony. Well, apparently those talks either went, or are going, well, because Goyer appears to be hard at work on development.
In an Instagram post from last weekend, Goyer shared a photo of him working closely with an artist (identified by Omega Force as Goyer’s Blade: Trinity collaborator, Carlos Huante), while pointing to an image on a screen, which, though it’s hard to tell from the distance, appears to be both Predator-ish and Halo-ish in nature.
Upon closer reflection, though, you can clearly see that Goyer is hoping for more cowbell on an image called “Teela Battle Suit,” as indicated in the bottom right corner. In the ‘80s cartoon and toys, Teela, of course, is the able but reckless Captain of the Royal Guard at Prince Adam’s palace of Eternos. She also helps He-Man in his never-ending struggle to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. And somehow, though He-Man and Prince Adam have the same terrible haircut and dynamite physique, she never puts the two together.
As one of the early characters developed for the Universe, Teela’s had many incarnations over the years, including Chelsea Field’s fierce-yet-campy portrayal in the 1987 live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren. But we can’t recall ever seeing her in full-on mech-warrior regalia before, though it certainly portends an action future deserving of her battle-hardened past (albeit not one recognizable from its source material). We can only imagine how fierce she’ll look once she gets that cowbell installed.
Since neither Goyer or Huante’s IMDb profiles currently reflect their Masters of the Universe involvement, perhaps it’s too early to say that we’ll be seeing Teela donning a similar battle suit on a big screen anytime soon. But here’s hoping we’ll get that look when Masters of the Universe opens Dec. 18, 2019, as its slated to do.