On his official Twitter account, actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) responded to a fan who said that he would make a great He-Man in the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie. While interested in being part of a Masters of the Universe movie, Bautista would rather play the evil lord of destruction: Skeletor!
I’d rather be Skeletor… I give you my word I’d be believable.
Word quickly travelled to Director McG, who simply had this to say:
Masters of the Universe is based on the popular Mattel toy line, and spawned several animated series (including the spin-off cartoon series, She-Ra: Princess of Power), along with a 1987 live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. The main premise of the series revolves around the conflict between the heroic warrior He-Man and the evil Skeletor on the planet Eternia, with a vast line-up of supporting characters. Masters of the Universe takes place in a hybrid setting of medieval sword and sorcery and sci-fi technology.