Masters of the Universe Movie Hints At Possible Brotherly Relationship Between He-Man And Skeletor

Masters of the Universe has a hell lot of lore, which makes us wonder how the upcoming 2019 live-action movie is going to unpack all, if not, most of it in an accurate manner.

A first breakdown of the narrative, however, has already hinted at a possible new twist to the canonical relationship of titular character He-Man and main antagonist Skeletor. The folks over at The Hashtag Show have done a brief breakdown that suggests a brotherly bond between the duo, stating –

“Our source has indicated to use that in the upcoming film, King Randor will be presented as the great warrior-king of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls, and the father of two sons: Adam and Kelor! As the film beginds, Keldor is the chosen heir to the throne, and his brother, Adam, is young, unfit, and a bit of a black sheep. Where Adam’s relationship with his father is strained, Keldor is the epitome of a perfect son, beloved by his father…until the fate of Eternia is put on the line. With his kingdom on the line, Randor puts his people first, betraying Keldor, inciting the series of events that leads to him becoming the iconic Skeletor.”

This is at odds with its comic counterpart, which has Skeletor being the brother of King Randor (Adam’s father) instead. The synopsis of the film then sheds light on the story of Adam as he assembles a group of heroes to defeat his fallen brother and his army of cronies, which include the following familiar faces:

  • Duncan / Man-at-Arms
  • Zodak
  • Teela
  • Orko
  • Stratos
  • Beast Man
  • Evil Lyn
  • Trap Jaw

While the fresh spin is an interesting take on the existing lore, the brothers-to-enemies troupe has certainly been done to death. Having to work with such a well-worn concept means the team will have to avoid the cliche moments that come with it, and put in twice the effort in delivering the content that long-time fans deserve.


Still, we’re pretty stoked for the movie – after all, it’s certainly too early to raise judgment on the choice, so it’d be best to trust that the idea can translate well to the silver screen!