in Kevin SmithNetflix’s classic sequel Master of the Universe In the cartoon, the role played by the fighter/Prince Adam’s best friend Tyra is as important as Seaman himself.To be sure, this is a change, and change is the business of some 40-year-old nerds Traditionally not easy to handle When it comes to the classic franchise of their youth.but Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tyra and the beloved voice Buffy the Vampire Slayer Icon, optimistic about the reaction of these fans Enlightenment.
“Maybe I have too much hope for humanity, but I don’t think [a negative fan reaction] It will happen,” Gellar said. “I think when you love a world, you want to see this world continue to exist, and you want to see more of this world.I think [fans] It must be believed that this show is brought to you by people who like the story, the characters, and the world. “
Although judging from all the signs in the trailer, Enlightenment The source material is being respected to a truly remarkable degree. What’s impressive is that Gellar hopes that there won’t be some classic He-Man fans who will scream sharply at the top of their virtual lungs because they Any deviations from the beloved 80s series, especially when it comes to Increase diversity. We have seen it Star wars, Star Trek, with 2016 Ghostbusters especially.
updating Master of the Universe Seems to be a tailor-made opportunity Some older nerds Lost his mind, but it is worth noting that director Smith-he knows how crappy these “fans” are-is also very optimistic Enlightenment Will receive.As He recently told io9: “The idea is, especially if you grew up looking at the original [cartoon], We want the audience’s experience to be like your toys are where you left them. [But] You are old enough now, and they are old enough to tell a story with a stake. “
Nevertheless, by respecting the original work, Smith admitted Enlightenment It is a children’s cartoon in itself. But according to Gellar, this gives the show the opportunity to bring new viewers to the series while still appeasing the original fans of the show. “[Revelation] Will open it to the world of someone who doesn’t know [original] Cartoon,” she said. “For example, I know, for example, my children watched it last night, and my children didn’t know He-Man, which is fun to me because whether you watched it or not When I grow up, I know He-Man.But this is a new generation of kids, they will be happy to learn [about] And become a part of this world. “
regardless Master of the Universe: Apocalypse It remains to be seen to be able to take that very good route, but Gellar’s optimism is enough to make us a little optimistic. We will know when the series will premiere on Netflix on July 23.
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