Proving once again what a man of taste he is, Fantha Tracks fan Kevin Smith discusses his new animated show Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a project close to his heart that also includes among its vocal cast Star Wars alumni Sarah Michelle Gellar, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Michael Richardson and as Skeletor Mark Hamill, persuaded to dip back into animation after choosing to move away into other arenas.

Smith remembers speaking with Netflix’s director of original series Ted Biaselli, who also came with a childhood love of this sword-and-sorcery saga and sat in on the writers room tossing out ideas.

“He said, ‘Do me a favor. When I used to watch the shows as a kid, I legitimately thought that He-Man was always on the verge of getting killed by Skeletor. I believed in the stakes. Just make me believe that again,'” he says. “People would see some of this as goofy IP, but this is a rich tapestry, a world full of characters. [Biaselli] said, ‘Please just don’t talk down to it. Don’t make fun of it. Don’t wink. Just treat it like Shakespeare.’ Those were our marching orders.”

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Star Wars Vol. 2: Tarkin's Will
  • Soule, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 04/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)