Dark Knight and Batman v Superman scribe David Goyer will no longer be directing the Masters of the Universe reboot for Sony.
In December it was reported that Goyer was in talks to direct the film, but THR has put the rumors to rest, stating scheduling conflicts were the cause of the exit. However, Goyer will still serve as writer and executive producer on the reboot, based on the popuar line of ’80s toys from Mattel and the subsequent cartoon series and Dolph Lundgren film. He is the latest in a short line of directors to drop out of the gig, following McG, who left the project earlier last year, and Jon M. Chu.
There’s still no news regarding casting, but the reboot is due to hit theaters December 18, 2019.
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