It’s going to be a mess.
Something curious is happening with Kevin Smith and his social media promotion of Netflix’s upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation. It has been happening, and it’s still happening.
YouTubers Kneon and Geeky Sparkles of ClownfishTV noted the strange descriptor for the show in 2019 when it was first announced.
In one of their videos, they alleged that a source had revealed to them that Teela would be the main character for the show. Not only that, but she would also have a girlfriend, and He-Man would be stepping aside for the two women to be the heroes of the story.
The ClownfishTV duo even talked about a presentation at Power-Con in Anaheim where the synopsis of the show presented Teela as the protagonist, noting that it was up to her to find the missing sword of Power and save Eternia from the clutches of Skeletor.
Having shared this information prior to the premiere of the show’s first trailer, the duo were reproached by Smith himself on Twitter last March, as the show runner sought to correct some misinformation he believed the YouTubers were spreading about the show he was making.
He makes this claim three times against the YouTubers. In his first tweet on the subject, Smith replied to Clownfish TV by asserting that “As showrunner, I really could’ve used these story suggestions *before* we locked the scripts.”
“However, no – He-Man does no stepping aside and Teela has no girlfriend in our show,” he continued. “The storyline is pretty dark and way metal. Before REVELATION we were calling it END OF THE UNIVERSE.”