Masters of the Universe: Revelation: Kevin Smith's New Troll Smackdown

With less than three weeks to go until Mattel Television and Netflix unleashes Masters of the Universe: Revelation, you might be (nor) surprised to hear that showrunner, EP & all-around MOTU fan Kevin Smith is still dealing with backlash from butthurt MOTU "gatekeepers" attacking the series based on nothing more than rumors, innuendo, and some really bad reads on some interviews Smith did that they're claiming were lies. First, we've seen the first batch of episodes so we can easily side with Smith in saying that he's been telling the truth in his interviews. But he can't control how some choose to bite, chew & swallow what he's saying- especially when we're talking about folks who tend to be ragingly close-minded about the things they love, interpreting any little change to their "sacred canon" as some kind of an affront to god himself, herself, itself, or themselves (or no god or an undetermined spiritual force- we don't discriminate).

While once again taking the high road, Smith nonetheless won't stand for being called a liar or it insinuated that he likes to gloat (and it's "ass-clown", not "clown"). There was also a response tweet that read, "No, it's been proven everything he said was a lie and the shows doesn't deserve viewers to pad them show for Kevin smith to gloat that so many ppl watched it"- which we think pretty much speaks for itself. Here's a look at Smith shutting down two more fine folks apparently looking to catch Smith in some kind of social media "gotcha!" moment (with their names withheld because getting shut down by Smith is bad enough- we're not that cruel):

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Image: Screencaps
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Image: Screencaps

Now here's a look back at the official trailer for Netflix and Mattel's Masters of the Universe: Revelation released last week (followed by Smith offering a deep dive into what you might've missed), with the five-episode "Part 1" premiering on July 23:

The war for Eternia culminates in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it's up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.

Along with the animated series' July 23rd debut, fans can also look forward to the aftershow special, Revelations: The Masters of the Universe Revelation Aftershow. Hosted by showrunner & EP Kevin Smith; EP & Vice President, Content Creative, Mattel Television Rob David; and actress Tiffany Smith, the 25-minute talk show and celebration of all things "MOTU: Revelation" boasts a guest list that includes Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey, Tiffany Smith, Henry Rollins, Griffin Newman, Jason Mewes, and Alan Oppenheimer. Now here's a look at the new set of preview images, followed by the official teaser and series overview. Now here's a look back at the first official teaser for Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation:

Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation stars Mark Hamill – Skeletor; Lena Headey – Evil-Lyn; Chris Wood – Prince Adam / He-Man; Sarah Michelle Gellar – Teela; Liam Cunningham – Man-At-Arms; Stephen Root – Cringer; Diedrich Bader – King Randor / Trap Jaw; Griffin Newman – Orko; Tiffany Smith – Andra; Henry Rollins – Tri-Klops; Alan Oppenheimer (original Skeletor) – Moss Man; Susan Eisenberg – Sorceress; Alicia Silverstone – Queen Marlena; Justin Long – Roboto; Jason Mewes – Stinkor; Phil LaMarr – He-Ro; Tony Todd – Scare Glow; Cree Summer – Priestess; Kevin Michael Richardson – Beast Man; Kevin Conroy – Mer-Man; Dennis Haysbert – King Grayskull; Adam Gifford – Vikor; and Jay Tavare – Wundar.

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From showrunner and executive producer Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation is written by Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas), Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering), and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen)- with music composed by Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and animation from Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania). The animated series is also executive produced by Frederic Soulie (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe), Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond), and Rob David (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)- and produced by Susan Corbin (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)- and produced by Mattel Television.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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