Mark Hamill Is Skeletor in Kevin Smith and Netflix’s Masters of the Universe Anime Series
Netflix has unveiled the complete distribution of the next Master of the universe: Revelation . The new series will serve as a direct follow-up to the beloved 80s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with Kevin Smith ( Clerks ) leading the creative side. It has been revealed that none other than Mark Hamill will lead the way as the villain Skeletor.
The cast is full of stars, including Batman: The Animated Series star Kevin Conroy, who is on board as a Mer-Man. But Mark Hamill, in particular, feels like a huge gain. Hamill also played alongside Conroy on BTAS as Joker, and has taken on the role in several projects over the years. Although Hamill will always be better known as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films he has become an incredible voice after over the years and having him on board adds something to the series.
Kevin Smith, sharing Instagram, shared several behind-the-scenes photos of the recording process, including one with Mark Hamill. The show was originally announced in August of last year and it looks like they wereted no time starting production. Smith had this to say about the casting announcement in his post.
"Happy Valentine's Day from Eternia Palace! We have cast real masters of their trade for our Masters cartoon coming to Netflix, including 2 Batmans, a Buffy and a Joker! Rob David from Mattel and Ted Biaselli offered #mastersoftheuniverse a talented voice casting, which includes Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Tiffany Smith, Diedrich Bader, Justin Long, Alicia Silverstone, Liam Cunningham, Griffin Newman, Henry Rollins and Jason Mewes as Stinkor!
Mark Hamill, outside of his work as Prince Clown of Crime, lent his voices on shows such as Regular Show Trollhunters and Justice League Action . He was also the voice of Chucky last year Restarting the game for children . has also worked with Kevin Smith several times in the past, notably in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back . Speaking further, Smith spoke a bit about where they are in the process.
"We've recorded a lot of episodes and the cast is brilliant together! I'm Eternia-Ly grateful to Rob, Teddy and Melanie for pulling all the stops on the Road to Revelations! The world of #motu is incredibly rich in fantasy characters, and this cast (including #skeletor #alanopenheimer original as #mossman) is an indication of how seriously we are treating this return to #castlegrayskull! look forward to hearing and seeing our show! "
Another nice touch is that Alan Oppenheimer, who was the original voice of Skeletor, will be back for the new show as well as Moss Man. The series doesn't have a release date yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as more details become available. Be sure to check out Kevin Smith's Instagram post as well as the full list of Masters of the Universe: Revelation for yourself.
The distribution of Masters of the Universe: the revelation is POWERFUL! pic.twitter.com/c2JSMuBSRD[19459007par—NX(@NXOnNetflix)14February2020