Skeletor, the legendary villain from the beloved He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series of the 1980s, is back, and he sounds galactically familiar. Star Wars star Mark Hamill is voicing the infamous skeletal bad boy in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a reboot of the classic animated show. Yes, that’s Luke Skywalker poking fun at the baddie’s bony mouth in a new trailer released Thursday.
It’s certainly not the first time Hamill has left good old Luke behind – he’s long voiced the Joker on a variety of shows. And it is not news that he is assuming the role. Netflix announced the cast in February.. Still, the farmer from Tatooine is always worth re-listening.
Famous names abound in this show. Kevin Smith of Clerks fame is a showrunner and executive producer. Lena Headey (Cersei in Game of Thrones) plays the villain Evil-Lyn; Sarah Michelle Gellar plays Teela; Henry Rollins plays Tri-Klops; and Alicia Silverstone plays Queen Marlena. Another Game of Thrones vet, Liam Cunningham, plays Man-At-Arms.
“I can’t believe the talent lineup that I can play with,” Smith said in a February statement.
If you don’t remember He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, you don’t remember the 1980s, when the show featured the muscular He-Man, Skeletor, and the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull. It’s a retro sword and sorcery fun with lots of famous voices to recognize. The first part of the series hits Netflix on July 23.
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