“I have an affinity for being in my underwear,” Centineo reasoned, referencing his new character’s rather revealing costume.
Still, he’s humbled to have snagged the role—even though he says he really needs to get to the gym. “I’m very excited, it’s quite an opportunity,” Centineo said.
When Fallon asked if it feels like things are moving really fast in Centineo’s career, he admitted it does feel like a bit of a whirlwind. After all, his breakout Netflix hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before came out only eight months ago (don’t worry, they’re already filming a sequel). And now he’s playing the male lead in a superhero movie. That’s a meteoric rise if we’ve ever seen one.
The forthcoming Masters of the Universe blockbuster comes courtesy of Sony Pictures and Mattel Films with Band of Robbers directors Adam and Aaron Nee both helming the movie and penning the script. As the name suggests, the movie is based on the popular Mattel toys and comics that gave life to the ’80s cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It also inspired the 1987 live-action movie Masters of the Universe, in which Dolph Lundgren starred as He-Man.
Hey Noah, we’d happily play Battle Cat if need be. Just saying.