McG in Talks to Direct Sony’s Masters of the Universe Movie, and I Will Defend His Work on Charlie’s Angels to the Death

Executive producer Joseph McGinty "McG" Nichol participates in a panel for the Disney ABC series "Shadowhunters" (Freeform, the new name for ABC Family) during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena

“The Charlie’s Angels movies prove my point” certainly isn’t a sentence anyone ever plans to type, but here we are. According to Deadline, McG is the latest in a long and storied line of directors linked to Sony’s Masters of the Universe movie. (As you might recall from being a child, Masters follows the adventures of warrior-prince He-Man and his motley crew of superfriends as they fight to defeat the evil Skeletor.) Okay, okay, sure, maybe not everyone enjoyed the Charlie’s Angels reboot as much as I did, but those movies at least suggest that McG can handle the mix of tongue-in-cheek comedy and legit action needed to make Masters of the Universe work. He-Man has a bob, for God’s sake! He’s also practically nude! Yeah, McG is looking like our best bet.

McG in Talks to Direct Masters of the Universe